LMI Aerospace to close Wichita sheet-metal fabrication operation

LMI Aerospace Inc. (NASDAQ: LMIA) has stated it plans to close its Wichita, Kan., sheet-metal fabrication operation by the end of September 2016, the company said.

The company said remaining work will transfer to its LMI Mexicali location to further integrate operations and improve the company´s competitive position.
Employees impacted by the closure will receive job-placement assistance

The company has operated in Wichita since 1984, and will continue to do so through its Wichita–Hillside machining operation.

LMI Aerospace Inc. is a supplier of structural assemblies, kits and components and provider of engineering services to the commercial, business and regional and military aerospace markets. Manufacturing more than 40,000 products for a variety of platforms and providing turnkey engineering capabilities to support aircraft lifecycles, LMI offers complete, integrated solutions in aerostructures, engineering and program management.