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Lloyd Melton works to disassemble the old terminal and hanger at the Barwick LaFayette Airport on Wednesday, making way for new buildings. / John Rawlston. Chattanooga Times Free Press. Lloyd Melton works to disassemble the old terminal and hanger at the Barwick LaFayette Airport on Wednesday, making way for new buildings. / John Rawlston. Chattanooga Times Free Press.
LAFAYETTE, WALKER COUNTY -

(AP) - A farmer hopes to bring new life to the steel from a north Georgia airport terminal.

The terminal and hangar building at Barwick-LaFayette Airport is being demolished to make way for a new brick terminal.

City officials say they called Walker County cattle farmer Keith Thomas, and said he could have the old structure's steel siding for his farm.

Thomas tells The Chattanooga Times Free Press (http://bit.ly/zgFv2s) that he plans to build a hay shed out of the steel.

City Maintenance Supervisor Lloyd Melton says the city also plans to save iron from the building's frame so it can be reused at the airport. He said Walker County Jail inmates will help disassemble the iron pieces so they can be used to construct a hangar elsewhere at the airport.

 

Information from: Chattanooga Times Free Press, http://www.timesfreepress.com

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