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Boeing completes sale of Canadian Facility to Arnprior Aerospace, Inc.


SEATTLE, Oct. 24, 2005 -- The Boeing Company [Boeing NYSE: BA] today completed the sale of its operations in Arnprior, Canada, to Arnprior Aerospace, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Consolidated Industries, Inc. Boeing did not disclose terms of the sale.

The operations in Arnprior include approximately 370 employees. Employees were told in August 2004 that Boeing would explore options for the site, and a tentative sale agreement with Arnprior Aerospace was announced in August 2005.

Within Boeing, the Arnprior site had been part of Boeing Canada Technology Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Boeing Commercial Airplanes. The site supplies precision-machined metal detailed parts and sheet metal sub-assemblies, including complete electrical and electronic tray and shelf rack assemblies for all Boeing jetliners.

The transaction includes a long-term, single-source supply agreement for all parts and assemblies currently produced for Boeing at the Arnprior facility.

Ross R. Bogue, vice president and general manager of Boeing Commercial Airplanes Fabrication, said the sale of the company’s Arnprior operations fits with Boeing’s strategy to focus Commercial Airplanes operations on large-scale systems integration activities.

“This sale will allow employees to work for a company with a business strategy that fits with the work done at the Arnprior site, providing greater growth potential for those employees,” he said.”Boeing will benefit from lower procurement costs, which, ultimately, will improve the value of our products and benefit our airline customers"

Consolidated Industries is a supplier of forgings to Boeing and other large aerospace companies. The company is headquartered in Cheshire, Connecticut, and it is an operating affiliate of American Industrial Acquisition Corporation which controls a portfolio of manufacturing businesses in seven U.S. states, Canada, France, United Kingdom, the Netherlands, and Sweden.


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