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Orizon Aerostructures Acquires Chanute, Kansas, Manufacturing Plant

A company that manufactures and supplies complex structural components and major sub-assemblies for leading airframe manufacturers in the commercial aerospace, military and defense and general aviation industries, Orizon Aerostructures acquired the Spirit AeroSystems facility in Chanute, Kansas.

"This acquisition jump starts our plans to build major complex assemblies for the commercial aerospace industry and renews our long standing relationship with Spirit AeroSystems," said Charlie Newell, CEO of Orizon.

According to company officials, as a part of the agreement, the current statement of work from the Spirit facility and 35 associates will transition to the new Orizon Chanute location before year-end 2016. Additionally, the transaction includes a long-term agreement to manufacture and assemble additional substantial statements of work.

Scott Underwood, COO-Orizon and General Manager Orizon Chanute will have responsibility for operating and consolidating the two facilities. Orizon is headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri, with facilities in Oklahoma and Kansas.

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