Boeing To Sell Kansas and Oklahoma Plants

    February 22, 2005

Boeing announced that it is selling its Kansas and Oklahoma commercial aircraft plants.

The company has been trying to sell its commercial operations in Wichita, along with plants in Tulsa and McAlester, Oklahoma, for over a year.

An SeattlePI article,

“Bob Brewer, the Midwest director of the Society of Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace, told the AP the union expected an announcement about a buyer later in the day. Boeing officials declined to comment.

Boeing is Kansas’ largest private employer. About 7,200 people work at the Wichita commercial plant, along with as many as 1,300 at the two smaller facilities in Oklahoma. Boeing’s defense operations in Wichita, which employ approximately 5,000 workers, are not involved in the sale.”

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