Boeing is leaving Middle Georgia in mid-December

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – A major company is leaving Middle Georgia, and it’s causing 120 people to be out of a job.

Boeing sent 41NBC a statement saying its plant will close on December 13.

The company says it will assist employees who are interested in employment opportunities at other boeing locations.

Here is the full statement: “For more than 35 years Boeing has been proud to be a member of the Macon-Bibb community, and we’d like to thank the community for their support and partnership. During that time, the men and women on the Boeing Macon team have performed with unmatched professionalism and delivered products with outstanding quality to those who serve our nation around the globe. With current defense-related work concluding in December, the facility was scheduled to begin its transition to a Boeing Commercial Airplanes fabrication facility producing 747 fuselage panels. However, as a result of the previous business decision to suspend plans to increase production from 0.5 airplanes per month to 1.0 airplane per month in 2019, as well as other factors, BCA has determined that it does not have a business case at this time for taking on the Macon site. The main additional factor in this decision is the continuing soft cargo market and the accompanying reduced demand for very large cargo freighters. Following the completion of defense work in December, site operations will conclude with no planned restart. We are continuing to assist employees who are interested in employment opportunities at other Boeing locations. As well, we continue to work with state agencies to identify employment opportunities outside of Boeing for employees.”

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