A new a 55,000-square-foot manufacturing facility owned by Spirit AeroSystems Inc. formally opened today in Chanute. Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback and Commerce Secretary Pat George joined company leaders, workers and other special guests at a ribbon cutting and grand opening ceremony.
“This facility represents a great accomplishment for Spirit AeroSystems, Chanute and Kansas,” Brownback said. “It brings to bear some of the best assets that Kansas has to offer — excellent infrastructure, an experienced workforce, and exemplary training opportunities through Neosho Community College. I want to congratulate Spirit on this expansion.”
On the job for a little more than a month, the facility’s employees are performing small aircraft sub-assembly bench work for Spirit work packages. They are recruited and trained through a partnership between Spirit, KANSASWORKS and Neosho County Community College.