Spirit AeroSystems may sell Oklahoma sites

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Updated: 8/10/2013 6:29 pm Published: 8/06/2013 1:13 pm

Spirit AeroSystems announced plans Tuesday morning to divest its Oklahoma sites. The sites in McAlester and Tulsa may be sold to other companies. The sites are mainly responsible for building parts of wings and other structures for Boeing airplanes.

Employees in Tulsa received a letter from the CEO and president of the company this morning. FOX23 got a copy of the letter which says they are proud of the work done at the plant, but are looking into selling the sites. The letter says the work may “better align with another company’s strategy.”

The company has been reviewing its operations since Larry Lawson took over as CEO in April 2013. In June, the company announced plans to lay off 360 workers in Oklahoma and Kansas to cut overhead costs.

In a conference this morning with company managers, Lawson said the Oklahoma sites are performing well, but also said “it’s worth determining if there is a better owner for these sites.”

There are around 3,000 employees working at the sites in Tulsa and McAlester.

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Mayor Maynot - 8/6/2013 2:03 PM
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Divest. Bartlesville was divested. First reda pump then Phillips. They probably have the largest collection of frank Lloyd Wright architecture a bunch of buildings that makes the town a nice museum.
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