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Boeing Consolidates Plants

  • Tuesday, 22nd August 2000
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Aerospace giant Boeing Co. confirmed on Friday plans to close down several operations in Washington and reassign or transfer about 3,500 employees as part of its streamlining drive. The closures, Boeing’s first in its home turf of Washington state’s Puget Sound area, could be followed by more local cuts by the end of the year, said Fred Mitchell, a vice president leading Boeing’s efficiency drive. The closures announced on Friday include phasing out a composite and thermoplastic manufacturing unit in Auburn, a facility that employs about 800 people, the company said. Boeing also said it would move machining and chemical processing work at its military aircraft and missiles shop in Kent to Auburn, St. Louis, Missouri, and outside suppliers, affecting about 500 employees.

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