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Spirit has had an amazing ascent

Congratulations to Spirit AeroSystems on its 10th anniversary Wednesday. When the company acquired Boeing’s commercial operations in Wichita and Oklahoma 10 years ago, there was both hope and some anxiety. But Spirit quickly established itself as a top-flight business, adding customers and expanding operations. Spirit now operates several facilities in the United States and in Scotland, England, Malaysia and France. And it’s not done growing and transforming. “We have much more to accomplish,” said Spirit president and CEO Larry Lawson. Here is hoping for many more happy anniversaries. – Phillip Brownlee