AIRMALL® at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE) Partners with Bradford Airport Logistics to Implement Cooking Oil Recycling Program

- Sustainable Concessions Practice to Benefit Environment and the Airport -

Jul 31, 2012, 10:26 ET from AIRMALL USA

CLEVELAND, July 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- AIRMALL USA, the leading airport concessions developer in North America and operator of the AIRMALL at CLE, is pleased to announce it has partnered with Bradford Airport Logistics to implement an environmentally-friendly solution for recycling waste cooking oil from tenants in the airport's concession program. Bradford worked with the AIRMALL to install a system of customized retrieval carts that collect the waste cooking oil from the fryers of airport concessionaires at CLE.  The collected grease is then recycled into environmentally friendly products, such as animal feed, soap, or B-100 bio-fuel for vehicles.


"AIRMALL has always been at the forefront of adopting innovative ideas and technologies for the airport concessions industry," said Tina LaForte, vice president of AIRMALL Cleveland. "Working with Bradford Airport Logistics to implement the new grease recycling program at CLE is another example of how the AIRMALL strives to be a leader in airport concessions operations."

In addition to the numerous environmental benefits, Bradford's revolutionary waste oil retrieval system helps eliminate worker safety concerns related to potential spills and leaks caused during the transport and storage of waste cooking oils.

"We're delighted to see an innovative and environmentally-friendly solution like the grease collection system become a part of our concessions operations," said Airport Director Ricky Smith.  "This is an example of how an otherwise time consuming and cumbersome process can be turned into a practical solution that benefits both the environment and our concessions program."

"This is a win-win program that is good for the City of Cleveland, good for the airport, good for the concessionaires and great for the environment," said Benjamin Richter, CEO and founder of Bradford Airport Logistics.  

Bradford Airport Logistics is a leader in the development of new airport logistics processes. The company utilizes state of the art technology to offer innovative solutions that help streamline a wide-variety of airport operations.  Bradford also works with the AIRMALL at CLE to manage the receipt, security inspection, and distribution of all concession material deliveries into the airport.

A project of AIRMALL USA, the AIRMALL at CLE officially opened in July 2010.  The 76,000-square-foot concessions program features 57 distinct units. 

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AIRMALL® USA is the developer and manager of the retail, food and beverage operations at Pittsburgh International Airport, Boston Logan International Airport (Terminals B and E), Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, and Cleveland Hopkins International Airport.  The leading airport concessions model in North America, AIRMALL USA continues to boast the highest per-passenger spend on the continent and consistently receives accolades for innovation and customer service.  AIRMALL USA is owned by Prospect Capital Corporation, a leading New York investment company founded in 1988.  For more information on AIRMALL USA, visit


Jeff Donaldson For AIRMALL USA