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Honeywell to move 40 jobs from Ohio to Wichita

  • The Wichita Eagle
  • Published Thursday, July 18, 2013, at 3:03 p.m.
  • Updated Thursday, July 18, 2013, at 3:51 p.m.

Honeywell Aerospace is closing an avionics repair shop in Strongsville, Ohio, and moving some of the work to Wichita.

The move will add about 40 jobs to Honeywell’s service center at Wichita Mid-Continent Airport.

The openings are primarily for electronic technicians, but a few openings are for support positions, including material handlers, quality and integrated supply chain supervisors, said Honeywell spokesman Scott Sayres.

The company is currently recruiting for some of the openings. It’s also encouraging its Ohio employees to apply.

Honeywell employs about 80 in its facility in the Cleveland suburb.

The company will phase out the site over the next year, Sayres said.

“We expect the transition to take about 12 to 15 months,” he said.

The closure will cut costs, Honeywell officials said.

“Honeywell Aerospace is constantly looking for ways to operate more effectively and cost efficiently,” Sayres said. “We determined it makes good business sense to consolidate some U.S. repair work.”

Besides Wichita, Honeywell will also move work to a facility in Renton, Wash., Sayres said.

Honeywell currently employs about 138 people in Wichita.

Reach Molly McMillin at 316-269-6708 or mmcmillin@wichitaeagle.com. Follow her on Twitter: @mmcmillin.

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