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Workers at AIM Aerospace in Sumner have voted to join the Machinists union.

The union said Wednesday that the July 26 vote, as recorded by the National Labor Relations Board, was 60 percent in favor of joining the International Association of Machinists (IAM).

The vote covers more than 250 workers at the AIM plant. The company designs and manufactures a variety of airplane interior components such as lavatories and stow-bins. It also makes airplane ducting, structural composite assemblies such as winglets and wing-to-body fairings, and aerospace tooling.

The company supplies parts directly to both Boeing and Airbus, as well as to subcontractors such as Spirit AeroSystems.

When the NLRB has certified the result, IAM officials and management will begin negotiating an initial contract.

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