Despite lots of rumors and anxiety, it appears all is quiet at Spirit AeroSystems, the day rumored to be a day of a big announcement.
“We don’t comment about rumors, and have no announcements to make at this time,” Ken Evans, Spirit spokesman, said this morning.
In June, Todd Tiahrt, who is running for the 4th Congressional District seat, said sources told him that Spirit appears to be exploring the sale of its metal fabrication work to an outside company.
Tiahrt has been getting calls from concerned employees, he said, including some who told him they had attended meetings about the issue.
Last month, the Society of Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace asked Spirit to respond to a list of rumors that have been circulating about the possible sale of detail parts fabrication and non-Boeing-related assembly work and about rumors that Boeing was taking back some of its work at the site.
Spirit has steadfastly said it doesn’t comment on rumors.
At the same time, Spirit has its Oklahoma facilities up for sale.
The company has received a lot of interest in those facilities.
So any announcement could involve the Tulsa site, SPEEA Midwest director Bob Brewer has said.
Brewer said Wednesday morning that the union hasn’t heard a thing about any announcements today.
“We’re just talking business here today,” Brewer said. “If something happens, something happens.”
He’s staying tuned.
“It may not be today,” Brewer said. “It could be tomorrow. It could be next week. We don’t know.”