WICHITA, Kan. (AP) -- Boeing recently auctioned off items from its Wichita hangars as the airplane manufacturer prepares to leave Kansas.
At one time Boeing employed as many as 40,000 people in Wichita and for decades was the state's largest private employer. But Boeing Wichita's work has been moved elsewhere and most of its 2,100 Wichita employees have moved with Boeing, have been laid off or have retired.
The Wichita Eagle reports (http://bit.ly/Xf3mSA ) that Boeing Wichita crews built parts for Boeing commercial jets and maintained and modified military aircraft. The company announced in 2012 it was closing its Wichita facilities and held a large auction last week.
A small crew has been tying up loose ends in Wichita, but Boeing says much of that work will be finished by the end of this week.
Posted by Greg Palmer