March 24, 2004 |
General Motors Corp. is suing Textron Inc. and Steel Dynamics Inc., which the automaker accuses of overcharging for steel and steel parts. The defendants violated contracts by charging extra to compensate for rising steel prices, General Motors spokesman Tom Hill said. Both companies have threatened to stop shipments if they aren't paid, Hill said. General Motors is the only customer disputing the price increases, said a spokesman for Fort Wayne, Mich.
March 21, 2003 |
Textron Inc. warned that it would cut its profit forecast this year, eliminate 11% of Cessna Aircraft Co.'s workforce and furlough an additional 6,000 employees because of weakening demand for business jets. Shares of Providence, R.I.-based Textron tumbled 15% to their lowest level in nearly eight years. Textron expects to deliver 180 to 195 Cessna jets this year, down from its previous estimate of 220 planes. NetJets Inc., a unit of Berkshire Hathaway Inc.
September 27, 2001 |
Plane and helicopter maker Textron Inc. said the Sept. 11 attacks and the weak economy will hurt earnings for the rest of the year and it will further curtail production, close 50 more plants and cut 2,500 more jobs. The news hit shares of Textron hard, sending them down $10.20, or 24%, to close at $32.80 on the NYSE. Textron, maker of Bell helicopters, Cessna airplanes and golf carts, said 2002 earnings will fall below Wall Street estimates. Providence, R.I.
March 2, 2001
* Textron Inc. said first-quarter earnings per share would be down about 7% from a year ago, in line with lowered guidance provided in January when the company said it would cut 5% of its work force amid a slowdown in the U.S. auto industry. Providence, R.I.
September 5, 1998 |
Textron Inc. said it agreed to acquire British engineering firm David Brown Group for $431 million in cash and debt to expand its fluid and power systems group overseas. Providence, R.I.-based Textron, a conglomerate that makes Cessna jets and auto parts, last month sold its Avco Financial Services unit for $3.9 billion, providing it with $1.6 billion to fund acquisitions in the industrial segments.
September 11, 1996 |
AT&T Wins $1.1-Billion Textron Contract: The company beat out British Telecommunications for the 10-year contract to upgrade Textron Inc.'s communications system worldwide. Providence, R.I.-based Textron, the maker of Bell Helicopters, E-Z-GO golf carts and Cessna planes, hired AT&T Corp.'s Solutions unit to link the company's 25 divisions through phones and computers. Textron expects to save more than $125 million over 10 years by using AT&T to run the system rather than hiring contractors.