Dean Baldwin Painting was founded in 1965 and for its first thirty-five years was the primary provider of painting services to most of the major MROs located at the Miami International Airport. In 2019, Dean Baldwin Painting Limited Partnership, together with the Macon-Bibb County Industrial Authority, announced plans to build a new state-of-the-art aircraft strip and paint facility at the Middle Georgia Regional Airport in Macon-Bibb County, Ga.
The additional new facility is the result of Dean Baldwin Paintings’ focus to better serve their customers and the industry by offering aircraft painting services in the Southeast. “This represents a $20 million-dollar private investment and up to 115 new jobs,” says Macon-Bibb County Industrial Authority Chairman Robby Fountain. “This also signifies the growing presence in Macon-Bibb County in the aerospace industry.”
The first aircraft arrived June 17, 2021, at the new Dean Baldwin Painting LP facility located at the Middle Georgia Regional Airport in Macon, GA. marking the official start of operations. The aircraft, a B767-300 freighter aircraft owned by Cargo Aircraft Management, a subsidiary of ATSG (Air Transport Services Group), will be completely stripped and painted to a new colorful livery over a 12-to-14-day period.
The facility has four hangars designed for aircraft painting, a material warehouse, an administration building, air filtration systems, and a water treatment processing plant. Three hangars will accommodate aircraft as large as the A321 or C130J size aircraft. The fourth hangar will accommodate a B767 or C17 aircraft. Having four separated hangars, the facility will process four aircraft simultaneously.
Barbara Baldwin-McNulty, CEO and CFO of Dean Baldwin Painting, was in Macon to greet the arriving aircraft.