Spirit Aerosystems Closed Monday & Tuesday

By: KAKE News Email
By: KAKE News Email

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UPDATE: Sunday, April 15, 2012

Spirit Aerosystems Spokesperson Jarrod Bartlett issued the following statement:

We are asking our Wichita employees to monitor local media and check the following website for updates on returning to work, site access and other important information: www.twitter.com/SpiritAero. Spirit has suspended operations for Monday and Tuesday, employees should not come to work unless they are contacted directly."

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Spirit AeroSystems Spokesperson Jarrod Bartlett says Spirit will have no operations on Monday and Tuesday. Workers are to stay home unless called.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Spirit Aerosystems is planning to brief reporters on storm damage to its Wichita facility. That briefing is set for approximately 10:00 a.m.

A company spokesperson says Spirit AeroSystems received significant damage to its facility on Saturday. The company suspended operations after the tornado.

Near MacArthur and K-15, downed power lines surrounded the edge of the complex. The storm ripped siding and roofing from buildings and littered the side of the road.

A few buildings had employees working at the time of the apparent tornado.

"It was pretty bad. The wind in the tunnel took off and vacuumed from one end to the other and then it went back the other way. You could hear parts of the roof coming off. It was pretty bad," said one employee.

Employees do not have to report to work, Saturday night and Sunday, unless contacted directly.

"Our first priority is the safety and well being of our employees. We are suspending operations tonight; employees who were scheduled to report to work tonight or tomorrow should not report unless contacted directly," said Jarrod Bartlett, spokesperson, in a statement.

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