Wing unveils Christiansburg site that will serve as hub for drone delivery later this year
Wing, a company pioneering drone delivery around the world, is preparing to submit a site plan for a proposed air delivery hub in the heart of Christiansburg’s commercial district, according to company spokesman Jonathan Bass.
The planned local headquarters would be off Welcome Street, near the Lowe’s, O’Charley’s and Gran Rodeo Mexican restaurant.
The company isn’t ready to say what it will be delivering from the site, or which neighborhoods will be part of the first-of-its-kind service in the country. The date of the service’s start has also not been announced.
But Bass did say the company is still expecting to launch drone delivery by the end of the year, hopefully this fall.
He also said Wing will have a booth at Blacksburg’s Steppin’ Out festival this weekend. Employees will be there to answer questions and to show the public what the drones will look like before they begin flying around town.
The booth will be located around Main Street, between Roanoke and Lee streets.
The announcement offers the clearest picture yet of the company’s plans for the region, as the New River Valley is set to become one of the first places in the world with a drone delivery service.
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