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Venue's hangar door attracts groups for conventions

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New industrial door at the convention center. (Source: Visit Savannah) New industrial door at the convention center. (Source: Visit Savannah)
SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

The Airborne Law Enforcement Association is holding its 2016 convention in Savannah because the Savannah International Trade & Convention Center can accommodate its planes and other large equipment.

The hangar door at the Savannah International Trade & Convention Center is 45 feet wide and 27 feet tall. It opens three different ways and can withstand 175 mph winds, according to Visit Savannah.

The door project for the convention center started in August and was completed in October.

The Airborne Law Enforcement Association expects 750 attendees who will book 2,417 hotel room nights in Savannah during the convention.

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