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                      PUBLIC INFORMATION PROGRAM

October 19, 2004	        Rick Platt, 740-788-5500 ext. 35

 TFM Magazine Headline Reads “HNLCPA Shows How Wireless Works” 

HEATH, OHIO –  Saying, "While the HNLCPA is a government entity. 
. .it operates like a private company," national facilities 
magazine, TFM, recognized the Heath-Newark-Licking County Port 
Authority in its October 2004 edition under the headline “HNLCPA 
Shows How Wireless Works.”  The Tech to Watch column called the 
Authority’s use of wireless network technology “impressive,” 
“ambitious,” and cost-effective.

TFM, an acronym for Today’s Facility Manager, is a monthly trade 
publication considered the premier national resource for 
corporate building owners and facility executives.

The Port Authority is property manager for the 350-acre Central 
Ohio Aerospace and Technology Center (COATC) in Heath which 
includes The Base, property from the former Newark Air Force 
Base.  In 2003, the Port Authority installed a wireless network 
and a utility monitoring system as a strategy for facility 
management improvements.

The Authority’s five on-site utility systems are monitored 24/7 
and made available for personnel to review online via the web.  
An alert system, web cameras, and weather station compliment 
the network.  The systems, combined, were installed for $30,000, 
equivalent to 3˘ per square foot.

“The Port Authority prides itself on balancing the desire to be 
cutting edge and creative in use of technology with the need to 
watch our pennies,” said Port Authority Executive Director Rick 
Platt.  “It’s particularly gratifying to get third party 
validation of our team’s hard work in facility management from 
such a nationally-respected source.”

This recognition is a hat trick for the Port Authority with 
write-ups in three national publications this month alone.  In 
addition to the TFM article, the National Association of 
Installation Developers (NAID) is set to publish a guide to 
successful base closings around the country which will include 
a review of the Newark Air Force Base closing and the 
e-Newsletter for Davis Instruments Weather Club, in its October 
edition, recognized the Port Authority for its creative use of 
a weather station.

For more information, visit the Port Authority’s web site at

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