WICHITA, Kan. (AP) Spirit AeroSystems workers will return to work Monday after a tornado slammed the aircraft parts maker Saturday night in Wichita.
The Wichita Eagle reported that employees will be paid for their normal work schedule this week. Workers aren’t required to be at work this week unless contacted by their manager and told otherwise.
Spirit AeroSystems President and CEO Jeff Turner said in a statement that the company is committed to doing what needs to be done to have the factory up and running. Turner said the facility has made good progress with the recovery already.
The tornado tore up roofs and blew out windows. Turner says the facility doesn’t have to be “perfect or pretty.” It just has to be “safe and operational” to allow work to resume.