April 9--Boeing says it's looking for a buyer for its
operations in Wichita, and in Tulsa and McAlester, Oklahoma.
Four executives say the aircraft manufacturer is at the point
where the next logical step is to see whether there is
market-interest in the operations.
The memo also says the Wichita-Tulsa division will remain a
critical supplier to Boeing -- whatever happens.
A Boeing spokesman in Seattle, Craig Martin, says the company is
trying to gauge the market interest. Martin says -- at this point
-- a sale is just one of the options being considered.
Also in Seattle, SPEEA engineers' union spokesman Bill Dugovich
says the news doesn't bode well for any Boeing employees. Dugovich
says the message is that Boeing's jobs are for sale -- if the price
Boeing employs 12-thousand-400 people at its Wichita plant,
about one-thousand in Tulsa and about 200 in McAlester.
KAKE News will have team coverage tonight at 5,6 and 10.