SOURCE: Dean Baldwin Painting, LP

August 18, 2008 15:23 ET

New Mexico Aviation Painting Contractor Gears Up for New Work!

Dean Baldwin Painting Recalls Workers and Prepares to Recruit Additional Staff!

ROSWELL, NM--(Marketwire - August 18, 2008) - In the past two weeks, Dean Baldwin Painting, a privately held aviation painting contractor with operations in Roswell, New Mexico, has recalled all of the employees laid off in June 2008.

Skywest Airlines, a DBP customer for the past nine years, announced it will send its regional jets for painting service ahead of schedule. United Airlines and American Eagle have also confirmed their return to DBP in late August.

"Commercial airlines regularly put most of their jets into service during the peak summer tourist months, so we anticipated a slower season. Now our customers are back on schedule we are able to put these valuable employees back to work," said Dean Baldwin Painting CEO Barbara Baldwin. "When the fuel crisis hit, we started getting cancellations and schedule delays from all our customers. This forced us to announce the first round of layoffs in the company since September 11, 2001."

Dean Baldwin Painting was the first industry in South East New Mexico to implement a strategy for continual improvement and development of a highly skilled workforce which includes all programs introduced by the US Dept of Labor Employment & Training Administration.

"We deeply believe in employee career progression," Baldwin said. "Our company instituted leadership training for all its managers and project leads two years ago with a strategy for continual improvement. We have developed a highly skilled workforce."

The company reports it painted 330 jets from 2006 thru 2007. Dean Baldwin Painting says they'll be hiring mechanics, painters and helpers. The company reported gross payroll for its Roswell operation reached $3.9 million in 2005, $4.6 million in 2006, and $5.09 million in 2007.

To learn more about the company's workforce development programs visit:

About Dean Baldwin Painting in Roswell:

A minority-woman-owned, small privately held company business specializing in aircraft strip and paint services, the company expanded operations and acquired a 165,000-square-foot hangar in Roswell, converted it into a temperature controlled 6 bay aircraft strip and refinish facility capable of housing up to nine aircraft simultaneously.

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