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Southwest Airlines Selects Gillfloor Floor Panels

11 May 2003

M.C. Gill Corporation has been awarded a long term contract to supply Southwest Airlines with Gillfloor 5424 cabin floor panels for use during scheduled maintenance checks.

Gillfloor 5424 panels are an aircraft grade sandwich panel made from high impact fiberglass epoxy facings bonded to aluminum honeycomb core. The aluminum core is manufactured by Alcore, a sister company.

Texas-based Southwest Airlines serves 58 cities in 30 states while providing some 90 percent of all discount air travel in America. A major achievement continues to be their ability to sustain profitability during 29 of 31 years of operation. They attribute this success to spotlighting customer service and competitive pricing. Southwest's profitability has even continued despite the current airline industry challenges.

Southwest Airlines has grown into the fourth largest major airline in America.

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