TSA Presents Award to Chicago Air Serv Office; 62 Other Employees Join 110 Percent Club at Ceremony

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Air Serv Corporation wins the TSA Friendship Award and recognizes it's employees for giving 110% on the job.

The Transportation Security Administration presented the Chicago office of Air Serv with the 2004 TSA Friendship Award for its baggage handling services at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport. The award, presented to Air Serv for its employees baggage handling in zones 7 and 9, was presented by Mike Zunk, Federal Security Director of the TSA in a ceremony December 10 at the O'Hare Airport Hilton.

Frank Argenbright, Founder and Chairman of Air Serv, spoke at the ceremony, recounting the history of the company, its goals for 2005 and presiding over an honors ceremony inducting 62 Air Serv employees into the 110% Club. Approximately 125 employees, clients and airline representatives attended the awards lunch that opened with a slide show, shown to the song "Eye of the Tiger" containing the lyrics "rising up to the challenge."

Dan London, hub manager for United Airlines, gave a presentation on the commitment, values and professionalism of Air Serv and extended his personal appreciation to the employees.

Polling the attendees, Argenbright found many Air Serv employees had transitioned from his previous company, Argenbright Security, which was sold to British-based Securicor in 2000. John Farnell, Senior Vice President, Central Region, spoke about the Central division and the goals for next year.

"We then recognized two former FAA Screeners of the Year, Betty Davis and Bill Aubery, who now work for TSA," said Air Serv Region Manager Kevin Cornejo. "While all this was happening there was a silent slide show in the background depicting our accomplishments in 2004. "

The event ended with a slide show expressing special thanks to clients and listing the 110% club winners, appropriately shown to the music of Tina Turner's song, "Simply The Best."

John Garrigan, Senior Vice President of People Development, who attended the event, later wrote to Kevin Cornejo, " You guys run a great operation and I appreciated all the time you spent with me. The 110% Club event was a huge success and Frank left me a message indicating how pleased he was."

Kevin has worked with Frank Argenbright for six years in several cities, and has been with Air Serv in Chicago since July. "Each location is different in the sense of employee make-up, recruiting and retention," he said. "But there is something they all have in common. Everyone who works for Air Serv wants to get ahead and do what's right. They are morally and ethically driven to do a good job."

Air Serv, one of the fastest growing companies in the United States, has 4,300 employees serving 25 airlines in 19 markets in the U.S. and Great Britain, offering services such as skycap, baggage handling, wheelchair services and customer service. Founded in May 2002 by aviation service leader Frank Argenbright Jr., the company holds major contracts with leading aviation companies, including Delta Air Lines, United Airlines and Fed Ex

For more information, please contact: Nancy Montgomery, 404.926.4200, or email her at nmontgomery@airservcorp.com . Visit their web site at http://www.airservcorp.com.

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