Skip to comments.Boeing announces new 787 plant in Carolina
Posted on 10/28/2009 2:03:36 PM PDT by djf
Just announced KING5 news, waiting for link...
Non Union shop.
Another proud union victory!
North or South?
We have idiots running this state.
Apparently SC made some tax concessions that our braindead Governor Gregoire would never consider matching.
The unions in Seattle shot themselves in the foot.
South - near Charleston
Hey Organized Labor! Eat it!
Smart move by Boeing. They saw how unions crippled GM and Chysler.
No surprise Ping!
“Apparently SC made some tax concessions that our braindead Governor Gregoire would never consider matching.”
The differences between NC and SC taxwise are pretty dramatic, aren’t they?
From Seattle PI:
Boeing picks South Carolina for 787 line
Boeing has decided to put its second line for building the 787 will be in North Charleston, S.C., not Everett, Snohomish County Executive Aaron Reardon says.
“The decision has been reached,” Reardon told reporters in front of the Everett Machinists Hall.
Seattlepi.com photographer Josh Trujillo reported that Reardon said: “We have to move forward..there are still thousands of men and women who work for the company in this community.”
The announcement came Wednesday afternoon, ends weeks of speculation, debate and negotiation. Boeing and the Machinists union were reportedly deadlocked over a deal in which the labor group would promise not to strike should the second line be in Everett.
Workers at the South Carolina plant recently voted to remove the union from the North Charleston plant.
State lawmakers just completed an incentive package to bring the line to South Carolina.
Meanwhille, Washington state officials, including U.S. Sen. Patty Murray and Gov. Chris Gregoire, urged Boeing and the Machinists to keep talking.
Good news. Hopefully the union boys in WA are out on the street like where most UAW workers will be in 2012.
Good about SC because NC is like New Jersey anymore.
Union would not agree to a No-strike for ten years clause to keep the plants here.
The economy all over is going to hell in a handbasket and the unions couldn’t be satisfied with what they have.
Totally shot themselves, it’s their own fault. They could have had basically guaranteed employment for ten years!
Interesting to see what the stock does tomorrow...
Boeing press release:
SEATTLE, Oct. 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Boeing (NYSE: BA) today announced that it has chosen its North Charleston, S.C., facility as the location for a second final assembly site for the 787 Dreamliner program. Boeing evaluated criteria that were designed to find the final assembly location within the company that would best support the 787 business plan as the program increases production rates. In addition to serving as a location for final assembly of 787 Dreamliners, the facility also will have the capability to support the testing and delivery of the airplanes.
“Establishing a second 787 assembly line in Charleston will expand our production capability to meet the market demand for the airplane,” said Jim Albaugh, president and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes. “This decision allows us to continue building on the synergies we have established in South Carolina with Boeing Charleston and Global Aeronautica,” he said, adding that this move will strengthen the company’s competitiveness and sustainability and help it grow for the long term.
Boeing Charleston performs fabrication, assembly and systems installation for the 787 aft fuselage sections. Across the street, Global Aeronautica, which is 50 percent owned by Boeing, is responsible for joining and integrating 787 fuselage sections from other structural partners.
Until the second 787 assembly line is brought on line in North Charleston, Boeing will establish transitional surge capability at its Everett, Wash., location to ensure the successful introduction of the 787-9, the first derivative model of the 787. When the second line in Charleston is up and operating, the surge capability in Everett will be phased out.
“We’re taking prudent steps to protect the interests of our customers as we introduce the 787-9 and ramp up overall production to 10 twin-aisle 787 jets per month,” said Albaugh.
“While we welcome the development of this expanded capability at Boeing Charleston, the Puget Sound region is the headquarters of Boeing Commercial Airplanes. Everett will continue to design and produce airplanes, including the 787, and there is tremendous opportunity for our current and future products here,” Albaugh emphasized. “We remain committed to Puget Sound.”
Approximately 55 airlines have ordered around 840 787 airplanes since the program was launched in 2003. The 787 family of airplanes will carry 200 to 250 passengers on flights up to 8,200 nautical miles (15,200 km). The 787 will be more efficient, quieter and have lower emissions than other airplanes while offering passengers greater comfort and the convenience of direct, nonstop flights between more cities around the world.
“The 787 will provide airlines with unprecedented operating economics and efficiencies. It also will take passengers where they want to go, when they want to go, and do it more comfortably and affordably than ever before,” Albaugh said. “This airplane will allow us to continue to set the standard for commercial aviation in the second century of flight.”
Best decision they could have made.
FU, union thugs!