It's been a good 5 years for Airport Technologies in Southport.  That from President Barry Smith, he was guest speaker at this weeks Rotary luncheon.  Smith says the company has experienced growth in the last half-decade, and has recently found success in the U.S.  With the recent success Smith is optimistic the company will continue to thrive, however he notes it's a lot of peak and valley work and they will only expand if the opportunity comes along. 
Airport Technologies specializes in high speed snow plows for airplanes, they also re-life older pieces of airport equipment.  All 23 full time employees are from the Portage area, Smith feels the company is a benefit to the local economy.