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Honeywell Aerospace will move Renton jobs to the Kansas City area



by Associated Press and the KOMO staff

RENTON, Washington (AP). Honeywell Aerospace is expected to move an undisclosed number of Renton jobs to the Kansas City suburb of Olathe by mid-next year.

The company will also close its facilities in Wichita, Kansas, and move those jobs to Olathe later this year.

Honeywell spokesman Scott Sayres confirmed on Friday that the company will move jobs from Wichita and Renton, Washington, to Olathe. He says that the company's plant in the Kansas City suburb of Olathe has a central location and has the ability to handle more work.

The jobs will move from Wichita by the end of the year and from Renton in the next 1 1/2 years.

The Wichita Eagle Sayres reports would not say how many jobs are involved, but the Olathe Chamber of Commerce executive director, Tim McKee, said he understood there would be hundreds of jobs.

Sayres said some Wichita workers will have the potential to relocate to Olathe.

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