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Five Star Airport Alliance Inc. (FSAA), a leading provider of Baggage Handling Systems (BHS) Announces Successful Management Buyout.
 
Salt Lake City, June 29, 2016 – Five Star Airport Alliance Inc. (FSAA), a leading provider of Baggage Handling Systems (BHS) to Airports and Airlines across North America, announced today the successful management buyout from a Connecticut based private equity firm that has owned the Company since 2001. The new independent Company will retain the name Five Star Airport Alliance and continue to manufacture Horsley Company, G&T Conveyor, BAE and Star Systems Baggage Handling Products and Systems from its headquarters in Salt Lake City, UT
 
With over 100 years combined BHS experience, members of the Management team behind this buyout are Shawna Wichtoski, Tim Berndt, Scott Hashimoto, Kelly Cox, Justin Lowder, and Lynn Arnett. According to Paul Shaffer, who will continue to serve as President and CEO, “The management team involved in the buyout has dedicated their careers in this industry and they are thrilled to return to their roots as an Independent company.” He continues, “This will give FSAA the ability to continue serving our clients and employees with high quality, and best value Baggage Handling Systems for smaller to intermediate sized projects.”
 
100% American owned and operated, FSAA has performed more than 300 projects totaling over $600 million of BHS related work over the past 15 years. The Company is one of only two “Safety Act Certified (by the Department of Homeland Security)” BHS companies in the world and is recognized as receiving the highest safety recognition by the State of Utah Labor Commission through the OSHA SHARP program. This buyout will enable FSAA to retain the best core values and focus its sales efforts toward customers that desire flexibility, quality and value.
 
Five Star Airport Alliance is the exclusive manufacturer of The Horsley Company and G&T Conveyor Product lines. The Horsley Company was formed in 1928 and has earned a solid reputation throughout the baggage handling industry. G&T Conveyor was incorporated in 1987 and has over 25 years’ experience. In order to gain efficiencies, and to better serve their customers, The Horsley Company and G&T Conveyor merged into a single company on December 31, 2012. This merger combined the strengths, experience, personnel and products of both companies into one organization based in Salt Lake City, Utah, their World Headquarters. On January 1, 2013, after the merger between The Horsley Company and G&T, the Company changed its name to Five Star Airport Alliance. .

Posted, 6/29/2016
 

Five Star Airport Alliance Awarded Contract for a Baggage Handling System project at Chicago O’Hare International Airport.
 
Salt Lake City, UT – Five Star Airport Alliance (FSAA), the largest 100% American Owned Baggage Handling Systems (BHS) Contractor in North America, is pleased to announce the award of the CBIS and CBRA Improvements Project for Terminal 1 at Chicago O’Hare International Airport. Substantial Completion is expected January, 2017.
 
The scope of the project consists of a full replacement of the existing CBIS (Checked Baggage Inspection System) and CBRA (Checked Baggage Resolution Area) within the Terminal 1 Basement Level of the airport. The contract includes both the Baggage Handling System and General Construction activities.
 
When completed, the project will have over 3,600 linear feet of new conveyor, including more than 100 power turn and merge units and 4 new EDS machines improving baggage security and processing efficiency.
 
American owned and operated, Five Star Airport Alliance provides airports and airlines with a single source of contact for Baggage Handling Systems; design, engineering, manufacturing, installation and commissioning. Based in Salt Lake City, Utah, FSAA is the exclusive manufacturer of The Horsley Company, G & T Conveyor and BAE product lines and is committed to providing the highest quality systems, products, and services to the aviation industry.

Posted, 1/29/2015
 

Five Star Airport Alliance (FSAA) Providing Temporary BHS for Turner Construction at LAX
 
Five Star Airport Alliance(FSAA) was selected by Turner Construction Company to supply and install a temporary Baggage Handling System (BHS) to allow for the relocation of existing baggage makeup operations, for a critical building connector project at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), Terminal 4. FSAA will be responsible for the design, manufacturing, and installation of the project that is valued at $1.3 million dollars. The project is set for completion by the end of the year and will include features such as protecting the conveyor from weather with sensitivity to aesthetics, wind, and seismic conditions. Brock Solutions is partnering with FSAA as the BHS Controls Subcontractor on the project.
 
The LAX Terminal 4 project is one of many awards for Five Star Airport Alliance in recent months including work in Central Illinois, Miami, Orlando and Jackson, WY. This project will add to an already busy backlog through 2014.
 
The LAX Terminal 4 project is one of many awards for Five Star Airport Alliance in recent months including work in Central Illinois, Miami, Orlando and Jackson, WY. This project will add to an already busy backlog through 2014.
 
“Five Star Airport Alliance has emerged from its restructuring stronger than ever,” says Mike O’Connor, President/CEO of FSAA. “Our Salt Lake City headquarters is now producing both the Horsley and G&T product lines; widely recognized as the most robust and durable conveyor in the industry. On September 17th, The Department of Homeland Security recognized Five Star Airport Alliance as the sole baggage handling system company in the USA to be ‘SAFETY ACT’ (Support Anti-Terrorism by Fostering Effective Technologies Act of 2002) certified for deployment of Qualified Anti-Terrorism Technology (QATT). FSAA is positioned to be the industry leader in baggage handling security screening technology.”
 
About Five Star Airport Alliance
 
American owned and operated, Five Star Airport Alliance provides airports and airlines with a single source of contact for system design, product manufacturing, software controls, implementation, and installation needs. Five Star Airport Alliance is committed to working together to provide the highest quality systems, products, and services to the aviation industry through our experience, innovation, and integrity. For information visit: http://www.fivestaraa.com.

Posted, 11/4/14