November 21, 1989 |
McDonnell Douglas Information Systems Co. has landed its first major contract since its parent company announced plans to spin off the Santa Ana firm into a publicly held British concern. The Information Systems unit said Monday that it has been chosen by a government health agency in Queensland, Australia, to install a computer network at government hospitals. The sale is valued at approximately $63 million over seven years, McDonnell Douglas said.
September 26, 1987 |
McDonnell Douglas Corp. confirmed Friday that it plans a major restructuring of its money-losing computer business, a move likely to affect the careers of some of the firm's 1,000 Orange County employees. "There may well be some layoffs," said Peter Lewis, an assistant to Jeremy J. Causley, group executive officer of McDonnell Douglas' Information Systems Group, an amalgam of high-technology companies. "But we can't offer any figures because we're still evaluating and focusing in."
October 14, 1987 |
As part of a major restructuring of its unprofitable computer business, McDonnell Douglas Corp.'s Information Systems Group has laid off 290 people across the country, including about 50 at two divisions in Orange County. The information-systems group, which has 11,500 employees worldwide including 1,000 in Orange County, has no other operations in Southern California. The Orange County layoffs are concentrated at two Irvine-based units, McDonnell Douglas Field Services Co.
March 5, 1986 |
Struggling to overcome a five-year slide and searching for an infusion of capital, General Automation of Anaheim said Tuesday that it will unveil the largest and fastest model in its Zebra line of computers at the International Spectrum computer show starting March 24 in Las Vegas.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 7, 1985 |
Santa Ana school officials have dropped plans to acquire a 40-acre parcel adjacent to a proposed McDonnell Douglas facility in the southeast corner of the city and, instead, have negotiated an agreement to obtain another, smaller site for a new high school, officials said Monday. The Santa Ana Unified School District and the Santa Fe Land Improvement Co., owner of both sites, reached agreement for the district to acquire a 25-acre, vacant site at 1400 S. Grand Ave.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 3, 1985 |
McDonnell Douglas Corp. is negotiating with the City of Santa Ana over acquisition of a 67-acre site for consolidating some of its existing Orange County operations, officials said Tuesday. The site in Santa Ana near the 55 Freeway is the firm's first choice, said Gary Liebl, president and chief executive officer of McDonnell Douglas Computer Systems Co., a subsidiary of the aerospace giant. "We've come quite some distance in the negotiations and are optimistic about the outcome," Liebl said.
June 5, 1985
Gary Liebl, president of McDonnell Douglas Computer Systems Co. in Irvine, has been promoted to chief operating officer of the McDonnell Douglas Informations Systems Group in one of a series of staff changes announced Tuesday by McDonnell Douglas Corp. president John F. McDonnell. In his new position, Liebl, 43, oversees the operations of 11 companies, including the Computer Systems Co., with 14,000 employees worldwide and estimated sales this year of $1.3 billion.
September 5, 1985 |
Ford Aerospace & Communications Corp. said Wednesday that 600 of the 1,900 Orange County employees assigned to the now-canceled Sgt. York program will be laid off Friday in the first of a series of staff cuts expected to follow Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger's decision last week to halt production of the anti-aircraft gun.