In September 2011, Spirit chose Chanute, Kan., as the site for a manufacturing facility to support subassembly work on underwing aircraft components. The Chanute facility opened on March 2, 2012.
The Chanute facility is the latest expansion in its network of global operations spanning from North America to Europe and Asia. New employees will concentrate on light subassembly work for the 737. Spirit anticipates that after an initial hiring of about 35 employees, measured hiring will continue for several more years with total employment estimated to reach 125-150.
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