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Mr. Payne Hughes Jr.

Wrong Payne Hughes Jr.?

Vice President

Phone: (229) ***-****  
Email: p***@***.com
Thrush Aircraft Inc
300 Old Pretoria Road
Albany , Georgia 31706
United States

Company Description: Thrush Aircraft, Inc. offers a range of aircraft to fit any operation, from small to large with hopper capacities ranging from 400 to 710 gallons. All Thrush models...   more
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Education

  • Bachelor's Degree , Business Administration
    University of Georgia
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"It's as close to a one-stop ...
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"It's as close to a one-stop shop as any Factory Service Center can be," said Payne Hughes, president of Thrush Aircraft. "I have yet to meet a more knowledgeable or skilled staff. For us, Sky Tractor represents the perfect model for a Thrush factory- authorized support facility, and we're extremely proud to have added them to our team," he continued.
SASCO wins Global Commerce Award
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"Eighty percent of our business is outside the United States, so exporting is everything," said Payne Hughes, Thrush's president, who in an interview highlighted efforts to diversify the company's product mix.
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"They've got more electronics in a plane than you can shake a stick at," said Mr. Hughes, who added that they monitor borders with more flexibility and less upfront investment than unmanned aerial vehicles, also called drones.
Of course, cropdusting hasn't gone away, especially as farms grow bigger and become more mechanized around the world. Spraying is banned in Europe, but it's common on the banana farms of Central America and in the sugar cane and soybean fields of Brazil, a burgeoning market where Thrush has sent planes painted with green and yellow of the South American country's flag.
"The agricultural industry is going very high-tech, and as it does get more high-tech, our products will get more and more high-tech," he said. The firm doesn't disclose revenues, but Mr. Hughes said they've doubled over the last five years.
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A tell-it-like-it-is Georgia conservative, Mr. Hughes doesn't seem like one to back an institution some influential Republicans have derided as a conduit for corporate welfare. He says he's all for less government but that Ex-Im has plugged a gap in the private sector, insuring deals in places like Kenya, where Thrush first used Ex-Im in 2010. Buyers in such markets don't have the same capital sources, and private banks and financiers can't provide insurance for orders over $1 million.
If that weren't enough, Ex-Im simply matches what other countries are already doing, he said.
"If we don't do it somebody else will," Mr. Hughes said.
"Eighty percent of our business is ...
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"Eighty percent of our business is outside the United States, so exporting is everything," said Payne Hughes, Thrush's president, who in an interview highlighted efforts to diversify the company's product mix.
...
"They've got more electronics in a plane than you can shake a stick at," said Mr. Hughes, who added that they monitor borders with more flexibility and less upfront investment than unmanned aerial vehicles, also called drones.
Of course, cropdusting hasn't gone away, especially as farms grow bigger and become more mechanized around the world. Spraying is banned in Europe, but it's common on the banana farms of Central America and in the sugar cane and soybean fields of Brazil, a burgeoning market where Thrush has sent planes painted with green and yellow of the South American country's flag.
"The agricultural industry is going very high-tech, and as it does get more high-tech, our products will get more and more high-tech," he said. The firm doesn't disclose revenues, but Mr. Hughes said they've doubled over the last five years.
...
A tell-it-like-it-is Georgia conservative, Mr. Hughes doesn't seem like one to back an institution some influential Republicans have derided as a conduit for corporate welfare. He says he's all for less government but that Ex-Im has plugged a gap in the private sector, insuring deals in places like Kenya, where Thrush first used Ex-Im in 2010. Buyers in such markets don't have the same capital sources, and private banks and financiers can't provide insurance for orders over $1 million.
If that weren't enough, Ex-Im simply matches what other countries are already doing, he said.
"If we don't do it somebody else will," Mr. Hughes said.
"We joined with GE to offer ...
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"We joined with GE to offer this engine upgrade because of their strong reputation delivering game-changing performance and reliability through innovative technologies like the electronic engine control," said Payne Hughes, President of Thrush Aircraft.
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