Boeing to end Chinook work in Macon, cut jobs

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Updated: Thu, 06 Feb 2014 06:15:12 EST

MACON, Ga. (AP) — Boeing is eliminating more work from its manufacturing plant in Macon.

The Macon Telegraph (http://bit.ly/1nXYPNp ) reports the aircraft company informed workers of the coming changes on Thursday.

Boeing is phasing out work on the C-47 Chinook helicopter in Macon by early 2016.

The move follows an announcement by the company last fall that it is shutting down a production line for the C-17 Globemaster in Macon. That change takes effect late next year.

Combined, the two changes will affect about 400 workers at the plant. About 100 workers will be left to build replacement wings for the A-10 Thunderbolt attack airplane.

Boeing spokesman Ken Smith says the company is working to secure additional work on the A-10.

Smith also says workers could move to Boeing operations elsewhere.

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