WASHINGTON --- Today, Congresswoman Stephanie Tubbs Jones released this statement about a recent announcement by Boeing Co. regarding their pending decision to discontinue production of the C-17 cargo plane.
"Yesterday The Boeing Co. announced that it expects to make a decision in mid-August about whether or not to close its production line for the C-17 cargo plane due to a lack of congressional funding," said Rep. Tubbs Jones.
"Over the last decade, the C-17 has served as the critical link in six military operations, a number of peacekeeping missions as well as every major disaster relief project. Goodrich Landing Gear Division in my Congressional District as well as 11 other suppliers across Northeast Ohio would be impacted by the decision to close production as they supply several parts and supplies for the C-17.
"The C-17 is critical to Ohio's economy, generating $150 million in revenue each year and providing work for around 2,500 employees across the state. I urge Congress to fully fund production of the C-17 cargo plane."