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Farren International Receives Award From Columbia Helicopters For Successfully Transporting 20 Helicopters
Farren International, a global supplier of transportation and rigging services, received an award from Columbia Helicopters for successfully completing its 20th mission for the company.
Farren, October 09, 2016 - Randolph, NJ - Farren International, a global supplier of transportation and rigging services since 1959, recently received an award from Columbia Helicopters for successfully completing its 20th mission for the company.
Helicopter transports 17 through 20 occurred in September when Farren International transported four Chinooks received from the Republic of China (Taiwan) Air Force. Three were model 234s, with the remaining being a Ch-47D airframe. After being offloaded from ship at the Port of Seattle over Labor Day weekend, two of the Model 234s were trucked to Columbia Helicopters’ headquarters in Aurora, Oregon. The other two aircraft were transported to Columbia Helicopters’ operations in Woodburn, Oregon.
These aircraft made for extremely oversized loads. Farren International called on its decades of experience to ensure that all arrived at their destinations in a safe and timely manner. For example, special routes were taken and much of the driving occurred in the early hours of the morning when traffic was at its lightest.
The award for the transport milestone was presented in October 2016 at the Annual Meeting and Exposition of the Association of the U.S. Army. Paul Leach, director of military maintenance for Columbia Helicopters, made the presentation at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.
Aircraft Transportation Specialist Glenn Wargo received the award on behalf of Farren International. “The award presented to me today was an outstanding honor and surprise,” said Wargo. “Over the last two years, Farren and Columbia as a team have put a lot of effort into assuring all aircraft were properly loaded, secured, covered, transported, delivered, and offloaded. The award today is one of the highlights of what we have accomplished. I’m thankful for the support I received from Mr. Paul Leach and Mr. Kurt Koehnke to entrust our company to transport these 20 aircraft. My thanks to our operations staff and drivers, especially Derek Smith, for their efforts to make this project a success.”
About Farren International: Based in Randolph, New Jersey, Farren International is a global supplier of transportation and rigging services that has been serving customers since 1959. They have the equipment and personnel to perform all transportation and rigging requirements. Whether a job requires moving one piece of equipment, or an entire facility, the company completes every project in a safe, timely, and efficient manner. Farren International defines success by customer satisfaction.
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