CHANUTE, Kan. (AP) Spirit AeroSystems has officially opened a new plant in Chanute.
Gov. Sam Brownback helped cut the ribbon Thursday at the Chanute plant.
KFDI reports the plant will produce engine assembly parts that will be shipped to Wichita. It currently has 16 employees but the company hopes to have more than 100 employees in the next two years.
The work in Chanute is currently performed by workers in Wichita, who will be assigned to new tasks.
Spirit CEO Jeff Turner said the decision to open the plant in Chanute was based on the quality of the workforce and the low cost of opening a plant there.