A Hawker Beechcraft management/employee group has decided to keep open a plant at its headquarters in Wichita that was scheduled to have closed in 2011 with the work either outsourced or transferred to Mexico. The Joint Partnership Steering Committee re-examined the plant and decided “operations will essentially remain unchanged.” The company says the plant, which is involved in sheet metal fabrication, “plays a critical role” in its strategy to reduce lead time and improve response ...

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