Al Marsh

Icon shops five states for factory location

September 28, 2011 by Alton K. Marsh, Senior Editor, AOPA Pilot

Newspapers in Florida report the locals are excited about competing for the location of a new Icon Aircraft light sport aircraft factory. Most recently, Icon officials were in Tavares, “The Seaplane City,” but city fathers in DeLand are hopeful, too. The company could go into production in Los Angeles as soon as January, and have a decision by spring on a new factory. Reports indicate the company would like to move in by the end of 2013. However, the company says it could be a year sooner than that. Officials in California, Arizona, Nevada, and Texas are also hopeful of attracting the Icon factory to their states.

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