Wichita Plant To Close, Move To Oklahoma
Ponca City Now - January 12, 2014 8:55 am
TULSA, Okla. (AP) – Tulsa-based aerospace company NORDAM has announced plans to close its plant in Wichita, Kansas and move the work to its Interiors and Structures division in Tulsa.
The Wichita plant has 75 employees and manufactures cabinetry for business jet customers.
NORDAM CEO Meredith Siegfried said Friday that a decline in the light to medium business jet market led to the decision to close the plant. Siegfried said about 35 jobs will be transferred to Tulsa where the plant already has about 80 openings and that jobs will be offered to the displaced workers in Wichita.
NORDAM opened the plant in Wichita in 2007.
NORDAM makes components for major airplane manufacturers, such as the Boeing Company and Airbus, and also performs aircraft repairs – including for the military.