Boeing http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Nixon Promises Speedy Review Of School Transfer Bill http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/nixon-promises-speedy-review-school-transfer-bill <p>Gov. Jay Nixon once again signaled that he might strike down school transfer legislation that passed out of the General Assembly last week.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 19 May 2014 22:46:21 +0000 Jason Rosenbaum 36271 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Nixon Promises Speedy Review Of School Transfer Bill Boeing Seeks 'Voluntary Layoffs' http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/boeing-seeks-voluntary-layoffs <p>Boeing Defense, Space &amp; Security is looking to shed employees.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">About 12,000 non-union employees based in the St. Louis area received emails Tuesday morning informing workers that it is&nbsp;seeking people for voluntary layoffs.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Not all of those workers will be eligible for a buyout and Boeing did not specify how many people they are hoping will take the deal.</span></p> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 20:16:10 +0000 Maria Altman 35510 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Boeing Seeks 'Voluntary Layoffs' Boeing’s Ventures Moving To Cortex http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/boeing-s-ventures-moving-cortex <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Boeing Defense, Space &amp; Security's start-up arm, Ventures, is moving</span>&nbsp;to Cortex, the innovation and technology district in the Central West End.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">"We’re really looking forward to being part of the St. Louis’ rapidly growing hub of innovation, entrepreneurship, start-ups, and technology research," said Ventures' Vice President Tim </span>Noonan<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 19:38:01 +0000 Maria Altman 35472 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Boeing’s Ventures Moving To Cortex Sen. Kirk Calls On Congress To Extend Fighter Jet Production in St. Louis http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/sen-kirk-calls-congress-extend-fighter-jet-production-st-louis <p>U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) says he will work to extend production of <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W-IZk3_KxRQ#t=67">EA-18 G Growlers</a> at Boeing’s defense facility in north St. Louis County.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Kirk, who toured the assembly line and met with company leaders Monday, told reporters he will try to convince Congress to approve and appropriate funds for 22 more of the radar-jamming aircraft.</span></p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 19:29:00 +0000 Joseph Leahy 35283 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Sen. Kirk Calls On Congress To Extend Fighter Jet Production in St. Louis Boeing Competes to Build Pentagon's Next Military Breakthrough http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/boeing-competes-build-pentagons-next-military-breakthrough <h1><span style="font-size: 14pt; font-weight: inherit; line-height: 1.5;">The Defense Department has chosen one of Boeing’s aircraft concepts as a candidate for its Vertical Takeoff and Landing X-plane program.</span></h1><p></p> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 22:04:18 +0000 Joseph Leahy 34595 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Defense Budget Excludes Boeing's F/A-18 Fighter Jets http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/defense-budget-excludes-boeings-fa-18-fighter-jets <p>Boeing’s F/A-18 fighter jet built in Hazelwood was left out of the Pentagon’s $496 billion proposed budget for fiscal year 2015.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">With no additional funding for the Super Hornet and Growler jets &nbsp;the production lines are expected to shut down by the end of 2016, putting thousands of jobs at risk.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Boeing official said in a statement that they were disappointed.</span></p> Wed, 05 Mar 2014 23:19:12 +0000 Maria Altman 34200 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Defense Budget Excludes Boeing's F/A-18 Fighter Jets Business Rundown: Our Military Economy http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/business-rundown-our-military-economy <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">We just kicked off a year-long celebration of St. Louis’ 250th anniversary.&nbsp; As an editor, I had the pleasure of working with <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/happy-250th-birthday-st-louis-lets-take-walk-down-memory-lane-and-quiz" target="_blank">Maria Altman on her audio Valentine to the city</a>. If you haven’t heard the piece yet, you should definitely take a listen; it’s very fun and uplifting.</span></p> Tue, 18 Feb 2014 04:04:46 +0000 Shula Neuman 33774 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Business Rundown: Our Military Economy Why Boeing Contract Has Implications For The Middle Class http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/why-boeing-contract-has-implications-middle-class Transcript <p>DAVID GREENE, HOST: <p>Workers at Boeing were in a difficult spot last week. Their employer offered a new contract cutting back retirement and health benefits. It came with what looked like a threat. The company said it might have to move important operations out of Washington State and hire new workers. Union members approved the contract, barely, and Boeing is staying put.<p>Journalist Hedricks Smith written about the decline of the middle-class. In an op-ed for the Los Angeles Times, he says Boeing just contributed to that.<p>Thanks for coming on the program. Mon, 13 Jan 2014 22:10:43 +0000 32984 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Washington State Machinists Narrowly Approve Contract To Build Boeing's 777X http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/washington-state-machinists-narrowly-approve-contract-build-boeings-777x <p><em>Updated at 12:30 a.m. on 1/4/14.</em></p><p>The nationwide chase for Boeing's&nbsp;777X&nbsp;is over.</p><p>That's because Washington State machinists narrowly approved a contract on Friday to build the airplane near Seattle. It's a move that concludes Missouri's high-profile bid at landing a significant economic development opportunity for the St. Louis region.</p> Sat, 04 Jan 2014 06:30:37 +0000 Jason Rosenbaum 32723 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Washington State Machinists Narrowly Approve Contract To Build Boeing's 777X Amid Nationwide Scramble, Missouri Seeks To Stand Out To Nab Boeing's 777X http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/amid-nationwide-scramble-missouri-seeks-stand-out-nab-boeings-777x <p>The opportunity was too good to pass up.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">When Boeing decided to move production of its&nbsp;777X&nbsp;passenger plane out of Seattle, states across the country were eager to offer their services. Missouri's political and business leaders were no exception. &nbsp;They simply couldn't miss out on the chance to cement thousands of high-paying jobs for decades to come.</span></p><p></p> Fri, 27 Dec 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Jason Rosenbaum 32480 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Amid Nationwide Scramble, Missouri Seeks To Stand Out To Nab Boeing's 777X