Congratulations to the Allegheny County Airport Authority/Pittsburgh International Airport on their $18.7 million BUILD Grant Award announced today! We couldn’t be more proud to have been selected as the writing team on this amazing economic development project! Thank you, Rep. Lamb & the entire Western Pennsylvania delegation and to ACAA for choosing our WBE firm.

Grant Writers: Michele R. Beener, Ashley G. Beener, Catherine Quinn

Read the original story published in the Post Gazette

Pittsburgh International Airport has secured an $18.7 million federal grant to help finance the construction of a fourth cargo building.

The grant, announced Wednesday, will be used to build a 75,000-square-foot cargo processing facility and an adjacent surface parking lot.

According to a release from U.S. Rep. Conor Lamb’s office, the new cargo building will enable the airport to serve larger planes and offer opportunities for carriers that require sorting facilities and high volumes of truck access.

“This was truly a regional effort, and I’d like to thank the entire Western Pennsylvania U.S. House delegation and our senators for their support of this initiative that will be a key driver in continuing to expand the cargo industry in Pennsylvania,” said Christina Cassotis, CEO of the Allegheny County Airport Authority, which oversees Pittsburgh International.

“As the demand for cargo infrastructure increases, we are getting interest from carriers and freight forwarders around the world seeking to diversify their supply chains to airports with less congestion, resulting in efficiencies for their network, time and money savings, and risk mitigation. This project enables the Pittsburgh region to be at the forefront of accommodating that demand.”

The grant was awarded by the U.S. Department of Transportation through the Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development program. It will cover most of the cost for the project.

Separately, the airport is expanding a taxiway and aircraft apron to accommodate the new cargo facility.