1:21 pm
Thu July 25, 2013

Spirit Aerosystems Confirms 360 Layoffs In Kansas, Oklahoma

Credit Spirit Aerosystems

Spirit Aerosystems has confirmed that it is laying off 360 salaried support and management employees in both its Kansas and Oklahoma locations.

The company said in a news release Thursday that this is a "strategic move to make the company more competitive in a cost-sensitive environment." It says the reductions are designed to "reduce overhead costs, increase efficiency, and drive improved performance."

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3:21 pm
Mon July 22, 2013

100 New Jobs And $2M In Investment Headed To Wichita

Triumph Aerospace Systems - Wichita, a subsidiary of Triumph Group Inc., plans to expand in Wichita.

The company will bring more than 100 new jobs to Wichita and invest more than $2 million dollars in new machining and facilities renovation in the next five years.

The expansion will allow Triumph Aerospace Systems - Wichita to diversify its customer base.

After Triumph Aerospace Systems in Wichita won Viking as a new client, the company decided to expand.

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Kansas Corporation Commission
5:41 pm
Tue July 2, 2013

KCC Approves Operations Changes

The Kansas board that regulates utilities has approved operational changes after replacing its top staff member and facing allegations that it violated the state's Open Meetings Act.

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6:18 am
Tue July 2, 2013

Koch Proposing New Oil Pipeline To Connect N. Dakota To Illinois

Wichita-based Koch Pipeline Company is looking for shipping commitments from oil producers to use a proposed pipeline that would carry hundreds of thousands of barrels of crude oil.

Koch says oil shippers have until August 14 to solicit interest in the Dakota Express Pipeline.

The company believes the pipeline could be up and running by 2016 and would have the capacity to move 250 thousand barrels of crude daily. The line would move the crude oil from western North Dakota to Illinois.

Koch did not disclose the cost of the pipeline.

2:33 pm
Mon July 1, 2013

Salina Home To One Of Only Two FTA-Certified Producers Of Accessible Transit Minivans

An accessible minivan manufactured by ElDorado National in Salina, Kan.
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A Salina manufacturer is now one of two makers of accessible transit minivans to meet the Federal Transit Administration's "Buy America" standards.

The FTA's decision clears the way for ElDorado National in Salina, Kan., and Braun Corporation in Indiana to handle final assembly of transit minivans.

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6:33 am
Thu June 27, 2013

Getting Locally Grown Foods To The Industrial Kitchens That Want Them

Douglas County has been awarded grants totaling more than $68,000 for a regional food hub feasibility study.

The year-long study will determine whether 16 counties in the northeast corner of Kansas could benefit by creating a warehouse for locally-grown foods.

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6:22 am
Mon June 17, 2013

Brownback Heads To Paris To Drum Up Aviation Business

Gov. Sam Brownback is leading a trade delegation to the Paris Air Show this week.

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6:00 pm
Thu June 13, 2013

Beechcraft Protest Fails

A federal agency has rejected Wichita-based Beechcraft's protest of the award of an Air Force contract to another company.

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7:12 am
Thu June 13, 2013

EagleMed LLC of Wichita May Lose Accreditation After Helicopter Crash

The EagleMed helicopter crash is the third one since 2010.
Credit / EagleMed

A commission that evaluates medical transport services has placed the accreditation of EagleMed LLC of Wichita on hold. Eileen Frazer of the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems said her agency will look for trends as it investigates the third EagleMed helicopter crash since 2010.

The helicopter crashed Tuesday night near the Choctaw Nation Health Care Center in Talihina, Oklahoma. A patient in the helicopter died, but it was uncertain whether it was because of the crash or the patient's previous medical condition.

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