If you have ever traveled north of Reed City you may have seen this old airport silently standing empty waiting for another airplane to land. Reed City is a rather large town for the area of Michigan that it is located in but the airport seems rather large for the size of the town it is located in. In the 50s Jim Miller started Miller Industries building glass and aluminum storefront for retail companies.
He decided to build a small airport to fly his customers to the mid-Michigan town of Reed City. A few years after building the airport the land was used for Interstate 131. Miller built a new airport but decided he wanted a world-class airfield with a control tower and a large building for passengers. Miller even started his own airline. Miller Airlines flew passengers between Reed City, Grand Rapids, and Chicago.
In 1968 Jim Miller retired and sold the airport to Nartron and electronics and automotive parts manufacturer. They used the building for manufacturing and renamed the facility to Nartron Field. In the 80s they build new buildings north of the airfield and no longer use the old airport buildings. They are still owned by Nartron and closed to the public but an interesting part of aviation history.
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