Mercury was founded at LAX by Seymour Kahn and former Flying Tigers as an aircraft refueling and ground handling servicer.
About Mercury GSE
In 1948 Mercury was formed by ex Flying Tigers personnel to refuel and service aircraft at LAX.
The First American Volunteer Group (AVG) of the Chinese Air Force in 1941–1942, nicknamed the Flying Tigers, was composed of pilots from the United States Army Air Corps (USAAC), Navy (USN), and Marine Corps (USMC), The aircraft were to fly with Chinese colors but be under American control. The mission was to bomb Japan and defend China but many delays meant they flew in combat after the US and Japan declared war.
AVG pilots earned official credit and received combat bonuses for destroying 296 enemy aircraft, while losing only 14 pilots in combat. The combat records of the AVG still exist and researchers have found them credible.
80 YEARS OF EVOLUTION IN GSE
The Ground Support Equipment division was created, diversifying Mercury's business.
Ron Speigel purchased the Ground Services Equipment (GSE) division of Mercury and Mercury Air was sold.
Cembrus Capital was hired for outsourced CFO services and Merchant Banking Consultation.
Cembrus Capital purchased outstanding shares of Mercury GSE from Spiegel
New management team leads Mercury GSE forward.
Completion of the new state-of-the-art rebuilding facility.
DFW Expansion to open.
New State-of-the-art Facility
35000 square foot service and refurbishment facility with 24 foot clear height, situated on 2.5 acres of land with yard storage
10 rebuild bays with 5 ton crane system
MERCURY HAS ESTABLISHED ITSELF AS THE TIER 1 GSE PROVIDER IN THE INDUSTRY
- We lead on quality results, not price
- Focused on Quality over Quantity
- Focused on Responsiveness
- Focused on Reliability
- Preferred Customer Program with guaranteed ready alert equipment in certain geographies
- Rebuilding and Re-engineering that produces better than new ground support equipment