WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - Top executives from the Boeing Co. are in Wichita to celebrate the tornado recovery efforts by parts supplier Spirit AeroSystems.
Kent Fisher is the vice president of supplier management for Boeing commercial airplanes. He told Spirit workers Monday that Spirit AeroSystem never missed a shipping date to Boeing after the Spirit plant was hit by a tornado April 14.
He says the incredible recovery effort is going to make the relationship between the two companies even stronger.
The tornado struck the Spirit's Wichita plant while about 200 employees took refuge in storm shelters. The storm damaged 40 buildings.
Employees and contractors restored power and water, repaired buildings and brought critical equipment online in the following days. All 10,800 Spirit workers were making parts for Boeing within eight days.
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