Archive for Monday, January 23, 2012

Boeing to boost spending with Kansas suppliers

January 23, 2012


— Boeing is planning to boost its spending with Kansas suppliers.

Company spokesman Forrest Gossett says that while the aircraft manufacturer is closing its Wichita facility, it’s not leaving the state.

The Wichita Eagle reported that plans announced last week call for the aircraft manufacturer to increase its spending with Kansas suppliers from $3.2 billion to $4.8 billion by 2014 or 2015.

Boeing announced earlier this month that it was moving work at its Wichita plant to Oklahoma City and San Antonio. Tanker work that was to have come to Wichita will now go to the Puget Sound area in Washington state.

Boeing has about 475 suppliers in Kansas, most in the Wichita area. Kansas currently ranks fourth among the 50 states for Boeing’s supply dollars.


just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 6 years, 1 month ago

That should keep the local legislators on the string so that corporate welfare continues to flow Boeing's way.

Getaroom 6 years, 1 month ago

Maybe Boeing will give a hat tip to Wichita Realtors and buy up all the empty foreclosed homes created when they pulled out the tanker job.

Perhaps the Supreme Courts conjoined twin, Citizens United and the "personhood" living inside the Boeing Corporation can pull some strings to make that happen.

Seems to be working well enough for the Republican caucus's "Presidential elections".

formerfarmer 6 years, 1 month ago

Boeing also said it would expand its facility in Wichita and build the new air tanker there. Why should we believe that they will follow through with this promise.

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