(WICHITA, Kan.) — The outside of the Hawker Beechcraft plant hasn't changed much in the past two years. But ask anyone who works there about what's different inside.
"It's a very depressing mood, very."
"Everybody's pretty somber now. They show up and do their jobs but it's hard to care."
Michelle and Gary Thornton both work at Hawker Beechcraft and combined, have more than 30 years with company. They say not once in that time, did they think the company would ever leave town - until now.
"With the name Beechcraft, they've worked through it all and they did whatever they needed to do to keep the doors open," said Michelle.
But with serious talk of the planemaker moving it's operations near an airport in Baton Rouge, Louisiana the couple can't help but worry about what it means for their family.
"As far as us, it's going to be a whole end to our lives. It's our house, it's our cars, our son won't be able to finish college because there won't be any money there to do it."