April 10, 1993 |
McDonnell Wins Major Rocket Contract: The Air Force has awarded McDonnell Douglas a rocket-production contract that could be worth as much as $1 billion, the company said. The deal calls for the construction of as many as 36 Delta II rockets and amounts to a major victory for the firm, which has been beset by layoffs and contract problems.
October 26, 1996 |
McDonnell Douglas Executive Fired: Herbert Lanese, director of St. Louis-based McDonnell Douglas Corp.'s military business, was fired after eight months on the job in a clash with Chief Executive Harry Stonecipher, who said he could not reconcile his differences with Lanese. "Although Herb and I were in total agreement regarding business objectives and strategy, we had sharp differences involving management and leadership styles," Stonecipher said.
April 10, 1993 |
The Air Force has awarded McDonnell Douglas Aerospace a rocket production contract that could be worth as much as $1 billion, the company said Friday. The deal for construction of as many as 36 of McDonnell Douglas' Delta II rockets is a major victory for the company, which has been beset in the past year by cost-cutting layoffs and the cancellation of a $500-million test program for the "Star Wars" system.
March 14, 1995 |
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration has chosen three Southland aerospace companies as finalists in the development of a less-expensive replacement for the space shuttle. The X-33 program, as NASA calls the project, is potentially worth $650 million if a single space-launch vehicle is built, NASA officials said. The program is designed to turn over detailed development of future launch systems to private industry.
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July 29, 1989
A three-month undercover investigation ended with the arrests of a supervisor and four other workers at the McDonnell Douglas aerospace plant in Huntington Beach on suspicion of selling cocaine and marijuana, police said Friday. Huntington Beach narcotics officers worked with members of the McDonnell Douglas security staff on the investigation. The arrests were made July 20 but were not disclosed until Friday, police said.
November 7, 1992 |
McDonnell Douglas said Friday that it is laying off another 650 workers in St. Louis and Southern California as part of its restructuring efforts. John F. McDonnell, chairman and chief executive of the nation's largest defense contractor, said 400 workers in St. Louis and 250 in California received notices Friday. Two hundred of the California jobs were cut in Huntington Beach and 50 in Santa Ana, officials said. All but 50 of the layoffs in St.