Spirit AeroSystems to close McAlester, Oklahoma, plant

The Associated Press - October 4, 2020 9:14 am

Image: NewsOn6

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Spirit Aerosystems plans to close its plant in McAlester, Oklahoma, which employs about 175 people.

Spirit president Tom Gentile said in a message to employees Thursday that the closure was the result of a decline in commercial aviation during the COVID—19 pandemic, as well as the grounding of the 737 Max airplane.

Spirit will consolidate the work done in McAlester at its plants in Wichita and Tulsa. The Wichita-based company plans to close the Oklahoma plant in the second quarter of next year.

Gentile said in the message that employment at the McAlester plant had already dropped by 50% this year.

 

Latest Stories

Po-Hi Student Council Announce December Citizens and Teacher of Month

  The Ponca City Senior High Student Council would like to announce their December Citizens of...

State leaders cut ribbon on new Pandemic Center, Health Lab in Stillwater

  Innovative healthcare and research center to leverage partnerships between public and private; urban, rural and...

Boren files bill to protect students from pregnancy discrimination

  OKLAHOMA CITY – While women are protected from various types of discrimination throughout their education...