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2010-09-28 06:30:00

WICHITA, Kan., Sept. 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Spirit AeroSystems, Inc. (NYSE: SPR) today announced the opening of a new sales office in Shannon, Ireland, to service customers in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Establishing regional centers around the world positions Spirit in close proximity to a worldwide customer base and allows for quicker response to emerging customer requirements. "We continue to work on strengthening our relationships globally and opening offices in the...

2010-09-27 06:30:00

WICHITA, Kan., Sept. 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Spirit AeroSystems, Inc. (NYSE: SPR) today announced its selection by GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes to exclusively provide Next-Generation Boeing 737-700 and 737-800 CFM56-7 thrust reverser service bulletin modifications 737-78-1069 / 737-78-1079 and repair services. Spirit will supply these services at its FAA approved Repair Station located in Wichita, Kan. Additionally, Spirit will partner with GOL to develop composite/structural repair...

2010-08-25 11:28:00

WICHITA, Kan., Aug. 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Spirit AeroSystems, Inc. (NYSE: SPR) President and Chief Executive Officer, Jeff Turner, will speak at the Morgan Stanley Global Industrials Unplugged Conference in New York City, at approximately 4:15 p.m. Eastern time on Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2010. Mr. Turner's remarks will be webcast at http://www.spiritaero.com/investor.aspx. Individuals are urged to check the web site in advance to ensure their computers are configured for the webcast....

2010-07-29 15:00:00

WICHITA, Kan., July 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Spirit AeroSystems Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: SPR) today announced a series of strategic leadership moves within its finance organization. Steve Sharp, 48, has been named vice president, corporate controller and treasurer for the company reporting to Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Phil Anderson. Sharp, formerly the executive in charge of Spirit's Global Facilities Team and previously the controller of Fuselage Systems Segment,...

2010-07-26 07:30:00

WICHITA FALLS, Texas, July 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Carrier Corp. has sold its Magic Aire business to members of Magic Aire's current management team and a group of local private investors. Carrier Corp., a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), is the world's leader in high technology heating, air-conditioning and refrigeration solutions, improving the world around us through engineered innovation and environmental stewardship. Magic Aire, with more than 100 employees,...

2010-07-20 06:30:00

WICHITA, Kan., July 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Spirit AeroSystems Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: SPR) will release its second quarter 2010 financial results at 6:30 a.m. Central time on Tuesday, Aug. 3. President and Chief Executive Officer Jeff Turner and Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Phil Anderson will participate in a conference call presentation to securities analysts about second quarter 2010 results and company outlook at 10 a.m. Central time. That presentation will...

2010-07-14 10:14:00

WICHITA, Kan., July 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Cargill will be presenting Botanica, The Wichita Gardens, with a check for $100,000 toward creation of the "Cargill Children's Farm," an interactive, interpretive, multisensory area within "The Downing Children's Garden." The project is part of a multiphase, 27-acre expansion for Botanica. The first phase of this expansion is the Downing Children's Garden, which is scheduled for completion in 2011. The Cargill Children's Farm will help children...

2010-06-30 15:06:00

WICHITA, Kan., June 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Sullivan Higdon & Sink (SHS) won a total of 14 b-to-b awards in the Business Marketing Association's (BMA) B2 competition, making the Kansas agency the most awarded b-to-b firm in the nation. The Chicago-based BMA sponsors the largest annual competition where the best business communication companies, brands and agencies are recognized. Among the awards SHS earned were: 1) Top IMC program in the nation for INTRUST Bank rebrand; 2) Best B2C2B...

2010-05-26 11:50:00

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., May 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Xirrus®, the leader in High Performance Wi-Fi that delivers the most coverage, bandwidth, and user density in the industry, announced today the deployment of Xirrus high performance 802.11n Wi-Fi Arrays throughout the Century II Performing Arts and Convention Center's 18 acre campus in Wichita, Kansas. For over 40 years Century II has endeavored to provide the Wichita community with top of the line facilities for business...

2010-05-25 09:00:00

WICHITA, Kan., May 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Cargill's U.S. meat business, headquartered in Wichita, plans to invest $14.7 million to create a new facility with research, development, culinary, laboratory, pilot plant and distribution capabilities on Wichita Street, between 1st and 2nd streets, in downtown. Named the "Cargill Innovation Center" by an employee project team, the 75,000-square-foot, two-story complex is being built for Cargill by developer Arco National Construction Company, Inc....


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callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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