A Florida company has purchased Waco Classic Aircraft Corp. and intends to continue producing new radial-engine airplanes in Battle Creek, Michigan.
Dimor Group Inc. of Fort Lauderdale bought Waco Classic, which manufactures new YMF–5D models as well as Great Lakes 2T–1A-2 biplanes. Dimor plans to keep the company’s 30 employees at the Battle Creek Airport in western Michigan and is considering an expansion of the current facility.
Waco has produced about 170 new, handcrafted biplanes since the company was formed in Michigan in 1983. It currently makes about a dozen new airplanes a year.
The Dimor Group and Dimor Aerospace are registered as for-profit, foreign-owned companies based in Florida. Dimor Aero is located in Cologne, Germany.