January 10, 1997 |
Now that the two remaining U.S. makers of jetliners plan to merge, what becomes of Rohr Inc.? Rohr, which is headquartered in Chula Vista and also has a major plant in Riverside, is a leading supplier of structural aircraft parts to the two merger partners--Boeing Co. and McDonnell Douglas Corp.--and to the world's other major airplane maker, Airbus Industrie of Europe. The company also sells its products to the major engine manufacturers, including General Electric Co.
February 22, 1995
Software Maintenance Specialists said Tuesday that it has signed a five-year, $12-million contract with Rohr Industries Inc. to manage information processing at Rohr's Chula Vista headquarters. SMS will support data services for mainframe computers at the site, where Rohr manufactures commercial and military aircraft components. About 25 Rohr employees will be affected by the agreement, the companies said.
April 1, 1994 |
Rohr Admits Faking Tests: The defense contractor admitted faking quality tests for parts of the Navy's F-14 Tomcat fighter and the Air Force's C-5 transport. It agreed to pay a $3.6-million fine. Rohr agreed with Los Angeles prosecutors to plead guilty to eight counts of making false claims about the tests. U.S. District Judge Terry Hatter Jr. must concur with the deal. He set sentencing May 2.
July 21, 1993 |
Struggling aircraft components maker Rohr Inc. said it will lay off 1,300 more employees over the next four months to keep cutting costs in the face of slumping jetliner sales. The Chula Vista, Calif.-based company said the layoffs will cut its employment worldwide to 5,700. The company has already laid off about 2,000 people in the last 18 months as commercial aircraft orders have slowed. In mid-1989, Rohr employed 12,000 people.
September 24, 1992 |
Rohr Says More Job Cuts Possible: Having already cut 2,000 jobs over the last 14 months, Chula Vista-based aerospace manufacturer Rohr Inc. said it may lop another 2,000 jobs, or 22%, from its remaining work force of 9,100 over the next two to three years if pessimistic business forecasts hold true. Rohr blamed widespread cancellations and postponements of commercial airliner deliveries for the projected cuts.
February 19, 1992 |
Rohr Inc. said Tuesday that there is an ongoing federal investigation into "various acts of employees" at the company's Riverside manufacturing plant that might result in criminal and civil charges. In a prepared release, Rohr said the probe focuses on the "production of parts, the recording of information which is a part of the product process and the company's testing practices." Rohr said it has done nothing that would have "an adverse effect on the safety or utilization of its products."