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Boeing to Close Seal Beach Facilities

Major companywide reductions include plans to vacate and sell two buildings in Seal Beach. Boeing Co. has not said whether that will mean layoffs for local workers.

Boeing Co announced on Wednesday it will close two facilities in Seal Beach as part of a larger overall effort to cut $1.6 billion by the end of 2015.

The Pentagon's second-largest supplier, Boeing announced plans to consolidate several business units, close a handful of Southern California facilities and reduce executive level staffing by 30 percent from 2010 highs.

“In southern California, in Seal Beach, we have several buildings there. We’ll vacate two and try to sell them,” company spokesman Todd Blecher told the Chicago Sun-Times.

Blecher predicted that a 10 percent reduction in facility space would be an alternative measure to closing down plants.

Boeing officials told Reuters they could not predict the number of layoffs that will result from the restructuring because the company would attempt to transfer the affect employees to units outside the shrinking defense units.

Nationwide, Boeing employees nearly 170,000 people. The Seal Beach facility includes Boeing’s Boeing Phantom Works unit.

Mark Veturis November 15, 2012 at 05:49 AM
Edgar, you must have missed this weeks republicon talking point. You are no longer allowed to talk bad about illegals, it's time to flip and flop on that issue, so stay up man, as i would hate to see you kicked out of the republicon party
Watts November 15, 2012 at 09:23 AM
"Must I tell you again.....I've seen and lived the past" Please Edgar, tell us again. The readers here are so captivated by your every word, that we do not mind at all if you repeat yourself about the origins of your wisdom.
jb November 15, 2012 at 02:32 PM
Edgar - I made the decision not to respond to your last comment, but here goes. "Must I tell you again.....I've seen and lived the past" - I too have seen and lived the past, In the 1970s, I had to live with a president who resigned before he could be impeached and removed from office for breaking the laws of this country. In the 1980s, a president who started the war on the middle class. In the 2000s, a president who started two unfunded wars that killed thousands of American soldiers and many more civilians - and are the major cause of the financial problems we have today. My point is (if you are still reading) is that we live in a democracy, if you do not like the people running our government, vote them out in two/four years. I lived with presidents I could not not tolerate, but I had and still have faith in our form of government. I did not sit around whining, complaining or talking about states seceding from the country (another thread on Patch).
martin, bob November 16, 2012 at 12:59 AM
California does not need companies. Forget about the jobs. Who cares. We can tax ourselves into prosperity. All you silly Independent and Conservative thinkers, such ridiculousness on your part. Jobs are Passe, Old Hat. Quick sign up for the DEMOCRAT PARTY.
enea ostrich November 18, 2012 at 05:43 PM
Update everyone...the jobs arenot lost, just shifted to either of the lasting facilities (El Segundo or Huntington Beach). This interesting feed of discussion seems to be obsolete now. http://losalamitos.patch.com/articles/boeing-closure-will-mean-job-transfers-but-no-cuts

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