Here in Florida, hurricanes are a part of life. Any resident who’s been here a while will have a story or two to tell about a storm they survived. Tropical Storm Ana started things off early this year on May 22, and Hurricane Elsa wreaked havoc in the Caribbean at the beginning of July. Hurricane Grace hit Mexico on August 19, then Henri moved up the East Coast, making landfall in Rhode Island as a tropical storm. Hurricane season won’t be over until November 1, and experts are predicting that we’ll see more major weather events before then.

Fortunately, Central Florida is home to an amazing organization that helps us keep our homes, families, and businesses safe by doing the research and work to let us know what we can expect during the storm season. That organization is the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Register Construction is proud to be able to contribute to the success of this talented group of scientists by constructing the NOAA Aircraft Operations Center at Lakeland Linder International Airport.

Recently, Register Construction, working with the Lunz Group, completed Phase II of the NOAA Aircraft Operations Center. The 44,000-square-foot expansion of the existing facility at Lakeland Linder International Airport has additional hangar space to accommodate new aircraft that NOAA is acquiring for data collection, coastal mapping, and hurricane tracking. NOAA staff will have plenty of room to do its work in a two-story office structure onsite. The expansion enhanced NOAA’s capabilities and spurred the creation of an estimated 50 to 75 new jobs.

Working Together for the Common Good

Register Construction is dedicated to serving our community, and the work we do on projects like the NOAA Aircraft Operations Center will benefit not just our local community, but also millions of Americans affected by hurricanes. We take pride in what we do, and we aim to continue doing so for many years to come. 

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