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Boeing to leave Wichita

PostPosted: January 4th, 2012, 4:14 pm
by MVCfans
My thoughts are with anyone who may be affected by this very unfortunate development.

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) -- The Boeing Co. has told its employees that it plans to close its massive defense plant in Wichita by the end of 2013 in a bid to cut costs in a tight market for defense spending.

Wednesday's announcement means the loss of 2,100 well-paying jobs at its Kansas facility, which was once considered the centerpiece of Wichita's claim as the air capital of the world.

It also dashes hopes for an additional 7,500 direct and indirect jobs that the company once promised to bring to Wichita with the Air Force air refueling tanker contract. ... 54935.html

Re: Boeing to leave Wichita

PostPosted: January 7th, 2012, 3:07 pm
by Ferd Berfel
New slogan by the Wichita Chamber of Commerce: Will the last person out of Wichita please turn off the lights.

I am glad that I am close to retirement, if I was 30 years younger I would find some place else to live.