Spirit AeroSystems employees win Salvation Army honor

 The Salvation Army has named the employees of Spirit AeroSystems, Inc. the recipients of the 2012 Others Award.

"Through their efforts to support The Salvation Army, Spirit AeroSystems has demonstrated a true heart for the Wichita community,"Douglas Rowland, major and Wichita city commander of the group, said in a news statement.

"I'm proud to accept this award on behalf of Spirit AeroSystems' nearly 11,000 employees here in Wichita and 16,000 employees around the world," Mark Suchinski, vice president of Spirit's financial planning and estimating organization, said in the prepared statement.  "Spirit employees are generous with their time, talents and financial resources to make the communities in which we work, live and play a better place."

The award will be presented at The Salvation Army's annual Civic Luncheon on Tuesday. Sponsors of this year's luncheon include the Fred and Mary Koch Foundation, Spirit AeroSystems, Westar Energy, Intrust Bank and Speedy Cash.