Boeing to Outsource Most Printing Work to Oce

Press release from the issuing company

August 21, 2003 -- (WhatTheyThink.com) -- The Boeing Co. has selected Oce USA to provide printing services to the aerospace company. Boeing issued layoff notices to about 255 workers. Laid-off workers will be able to apply for other jobs within Boeing and at Oce. This work had been done by Boeing's Shared Services Group, based in Bellevue, WA. In July, the Wichita Business Journal reported that Boeing was studying whether to keep its printing and scanning operations in-house or outsource to another company. The estimated volume was not provided. The Seattle Post reported that the announcement was delivered by satellite to workers in Western Washington, Southern California, Philadelphia, St. Louis and Wichita. Oce will not receive all the company’s printing, but will handle assembly and production work. Boeing will continue to produce the more sensitive material. Officials at Oce were not immediately available for comment.