WILMINGTON, OH – February 5, 2010 – More than $31,000 was pledged for local charities this year by the employees of ABX Air, Airborne Maintenance & Engineering Services (AMES), and ABX Equipment and Facility Services (AEFS). The companies are headquartered at the Wilmington Air Park and operate as part of Air Transport Services Group, Inc. (ATSG).
The annual charity drive raised nearly $12,000 to benefit the American Cancer Society. Other donations included over $6,000 to the American Heart Association and more than $7,000 to the United Way of Clinton County. The United Way also received a $4,000 donation from Teamsters Union Local 1224 representing ABX Air pilots, as well as an ATSG corporate donation of $10,000.
In addition, ABX Air and AEFS employees supported a fourth aid fund, ABX CaREs, which provides emergency relief to employees who suffer a catastrophic event in their lives.
"Clearly our employees recognize the needs that are out there in the community, and they want to help," said ATSG President and CEO Joe Hete. "What these amounts don't show is that, in addition to giving money, a lot of our people also help directly through their local church group or volunteer organization. They know life is a team sport, and we're all on the same team."
About ABX Air
ABX Air (www.abxair.com) is an FAR Part 121 air cargo services provider offering shipping solutions, charter services, and specialty training. The company operates the largest fleet of Boeing 767-200 cargo freighters in the world.
About Airborne Maintenance & Engineering Services
Airborne Maintenance & Engineering Services (www.airbornemx.com) is a one-stop aircraft maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) provider operating out of Wilmington, Ohio, with additional line maintenance operations in Cincinnati, Ohio and Miami, Florida. AMES holds a Part 145 FAA Repair certificate and provides heavy maintenance, line maintenance, material sales and service, component repair and overhaul, and engineering services to aircraft operators.
About ABX Equipment and Facility Services
ABX Equipment and Facility Services (www.abxefs.com), a division of ABX Air, is an established provider of airport and facility support services. AEFS has over 25 years of experience in facility/property maintenance, material handling installation and maintenance, equipment/vehicle maintenance and repair, and IT repair services.