Avion was recognized on Friday, April 1st as the 2016 Company of the Year by the New South Chapter of the Employee Stock Ownership Plan(ESOP) Association at an awards banquet at the New South’s 3rd Annual Spring Workshop in Atlanta, Georgia. The New South Chapter of the ESOP Association has a total of 177 members, of which, 90 ESOP companies are eligible to be nominated for this award. Avion will be submitted to the ESOP Association to compete for the national 2016 Company of the Year award. This will be announced at their annual conference on May 19, 2016 in Washington, DC. There are 18 chapters in the ESOP Association; the New South Chapter is the 6th largest chapter.