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Patterson Opens Michigan's First "Green" Airport Terminal Today

Public Date: 8/23/2011 12:00 AM
Contact: Bill Mullan, Oakland County Media and Communications Officer
Phone Number: 248-202-9668

What:
Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson will host the grand opening of Michigan's first "green" terminal today at Oakland County International Airport (OCIA) at an invitation-only event. An opportunity to tour the new $7.5 million, 15,000-square-foot terminal will follow an outdoor ceremony.
"This terminal is the gateway to Oakland County," said Patterson. "There's a 'wow' factor about the terminal that will give travelers a positive impression of our region."

When:

2:00 p.m. today. Media is requested to arrive at 1:00 p.m.

Where:

 Oakland County International Airport, Main Entrance, 6500 Highland Road, Waterford, Michigan. There is designated media parking in the new terminal's East Lot.
 
Visuals:
Formal ceremony including Marine color guard and F-16 flyover; rotating wind spires; solar panel array and solar hot water heater; electric car charging stations; living wall; geothermal piping array; artistic glass “Welcome to Oakland County” sign; Pitts Special biplane; outdoor aircraft takeoff and landing viewing area; historic documents including nation’s first airport certification document and Michigan air tour document signed by Orville Wright.

A multbox will be provided to the media.

Stephen Huber, Oakland County Marketing and Communications Officer, will coordinate media on site. His cell number is (248) 830-9846. For further information, please contact Bill Mullan, Oakland County Media and Communications Officer, on his cell at (248) 202-9668.