West Star Aviation is nearing completion of their brand new 47,000 ft² maintenance facility at their East Alton, IL (ALN) location. In addition to the new maintenance facility, the multimillion dollar expansion includes a 14,000 ft² wood shop and 6,000 ft² accessory repair shop, bringing the East Alton facilities from 250,000 to 317,300 ft² with approximately 300 employees. The new facilities are scheduled to be complete by May 2014. In order to further strengthen their service offerings, West Star Aviation also recently broke ground on a state-of-the-art paint facility as well as an additional maintenance facility and shop at their Grand Junction, CO (GJT) location. An additional 10,000 ft² feet of maintenance facilities are also planned at their Columbia, South Carolina (CAE) location.