B’ham company breaks ground on $14M facility at Huntsville International Airport

Senior Members Of Shamrock Investments Joined With Members Of The Huntsville Government To Break Ground On A New Development At The Huntsville International Airport. Photo Via City Of Huntsville, Alabama - Government On Facebook
Senior members of Shamrock Investments joined with members of the Huntsville government to break ground on a new development at the Huntsville International Airport. Photo via City of Huntsville, Alabama – Government on Facebook

On Tuesday, February 9th, Birmingham-based Shamrock Investments broke ground on a new, $14M Runway Distribution Center at Jetplex Industrial Park at Huntsville International Airport. Read on for the full details.

New facility at Huntsville International Airport

Shamrock Investment'S Upcoming Facility
A rendering of Shamrock Investment’s upcoming Runway Distribution Center at the Huntsville International Airport. Rendering via City of Huntsville, Alabama – Government

Last week, a Birmingham investments company broke ground on a $14M, 208,000 square-foot Runway Distribution Center at the Jetplex Industrial Park at Huntsville International Airport. The company, Shamrock Investments LLC, specializes in warehouse, light industrial, office, and multifamily properties across the Southeast. In fact, they already have three properties at the Huntsville International Airport.

“Since our first investment in Huntsville in 2017 at the airport’s Jetplex Industrial Park, Shamrock Investments has seen Huntsville in general and specifically the Port of Huntsville/Huntsville International Airport area as an excellent location for strategic growth. We continue to look for future opportunities to work with the Port of Huntsville to expand our partnership with the greater Huntsville business community. We are very excited about the addition of Runway Distribution Center to Jetplex Industrial Park and our own portfolio and we appreciate all of the efforts of the Port of Huntsville and the City of Huntsville that helped make this project a reality.”

Bill Fleagle, Senior Vice President, Shamrock Investments LLC
Groundbreaking At Huntsville International Airport
Members of the groundbreaking at the Jetplex Industrial Park. Photo via City of Huntsville, Alabama – Government on Facebook

Shamrock Investments, LLC aims to have the facility completed and ready for its first tenant by July. Once complete, Shamrock Investments, LLC will own and operate over 470,000 square-feet of property at the Jetplex Industrial Park. The industrial park is already home to several electronics companies, such as Boeing, Raytheon, and LG Electronics.

Included at the groundbreaking were:

  • Rick Tucker (CEO, Huntsville International Airport)
  • Chip Cherry (CEO, Huntsville-Madison County Chamber)
  • Dale Strong (Madison County Commission Chairman)
  • Bill Fleagle (Senior Vice President, Shamrock Investments, LLC)
  • Dennis O’Brien (Founder and President, Shamrock Investments, LLC)
  • Tommy Battle (Mayor, Huntsville)
  • Barbie Peek (Director of Business Development for the Port of Alabama).

That’s Not All—Huntsville International Airport named in Top 10 Small Airport in the U.S. by USA Today

Huntsville International Airport
Photo via Huntsville International Airport on Facebook

The groundbreaking of Shamrock Investment’s new facility isn’t the only “groundbreaking” news coming from the Huntsville International Airport. On February 12th, USA Today announced the contenders for its Best Small Airport (2021) list—and Huntsville International Airport made the cut! Ranked #2 on the list, Huntsville International Airport was the only airport in Alabama to have secured a spot.

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Nathan Watson
Tennessee native who fell in love with Birmingham during college. Graduated from Birmingham-Southern College in 2019. Passionate about Birmingham and its continued growth.
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