Spirit to sell Oklahoma facilities

WICHITA, Kansas — Spirit Aerosystems announced Tuesday morning that it plans to sell its Oklahoma facilities in Tulsa and McAlester.

The company says it’s part of their broader strategic and financial plan it outlined in May.

The company has hired a financial adviser to help with the process.

Just last month, the company laid off more than 300 workers from sites in Wichita and Oklahoma.  Spirit has about 2,700 Oklahoma workers.

Reuters reports that GKN, a British company, is interested in buying the wing factory located in Tulsa.

Spirit also announced it would be postponing the second quarter earnings release scheduled for today.

Shares of the Kansas-based aircraft parts maker fell 8 percent following the announcement before regaining some of the loss.

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