Report: Boeing to move all 787 production to South Carolina

Boeing is set to announce this week that it will consolidate all 787 Dreamliner production in North Charleston, S.C., stripping Everett of its most significant jet assembly line. That’s according to a report from our online news partner The Seattle Times, which cited a report in Tuesday night’s Wall Street Journal.

U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen, whose 2nd District includes Everett along with Mountlake Terrace and Lynnwood, issued a statement saying that “Boeing’s decision to pull its 787 production out of Washington state is shortsighted and misplaced.”

“The strength of the Pacific Northwest’s aviation and aerospace industry includes the region’s strong education system, trained workforce, robust supply chain, extensive manufacturing experience and overall quality of life,” Larsen said. “We have earned our place as the leader in the U.S. aerospace industry and will continue to earn it.

“The aviation and aerospace industry and the Pacific Northwest must be prepared for a future where Boeing continues to build airplanes here and we use our strengths in aerospace and innovation to invest in emerging aerospace tech, support the work of new entrants in the airspace and lead on environmentally sustainable aviation fuel.”

“As the economy comes back and air travel returns, I will fight to bring 787 production back to Everett,” Larsen added.

Boeing had raised the possibility of consolidation at a single site in July because of reduced production during the COVID-19 pandemic, The Times said, noting a decision had been expected as early as Thursday.

South Carolina was heavily favored to win because of lower costs, since much of the plane’s fuselage is already assembled there. The state’s anti-union culture is another advantage in the eyes of the Boeing board.

You can read more in The Times story here.

 

 

6 Replies to “Report: Boeing to move all 787 production to South Carolina”

    1. 5 years ago as candidate for county council I stated Boeing would abandon Everett and those elected supported massive tax breaks as incentives to keep Boeing. They took and now they are running leaving our community over 1.2 billion less in income.
      Good bye to corporate bailouts, elected misconduct that pander to endorsements. The 21st ld elected have sold our future for their personal gain!
      Vote outside the box those seeking reelection want to keep us in!

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      1. Hopefully the State will not allow Boeing to blackmail us one more time to get tax breaks. Just let them do what they’re threatening to do. And notice how they have gone down hill since they moved their headquarters to Chicago.

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  1. Corporations do not feel and they do not care. Corporations are considered to have the rights of “persons” only in the eyes of the Right leaning United States Supreme Court. Look for corporate power plays in the U.S. to get worse for a long time until Citizens United gets overturned, which will probably never happen since Trump is being allowed to push the Court further right. Mr. Wambolt is wise in that Boeing will continue to try to bully us into tax breaks and anti-union laws if they stay here. i used to disagree with Mr. Wambolt’s TEA party stance, but I’m beginning to think he was right and I was wrong.

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  2. Corporations do not feel and they do not care. Corporations are considered to have the rights and attributes of “persons” only in the eyes of the Right leaning United States Supreme Court. Look for corporate power plays in the U.S. to get worse for a long time until Citizens United gets overturned, which will probably never happen since Trump is being allowed to push the Court further right. Mr. Wambolt is wise, in that Boeing will continue to try to bully us into tax breaks and anti-union laws, if they stay here. I used to disagree with Mr. Wambolt’s TEA party stance, but I’m beginning to think he was right and I was wrong. Taxed Enough Already!

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  3. Sorry for repeat glitch. I was just trying to clean up my 1st. draft . EHS English Comp. teacher, Mr. Anderson, always required at least three drafts.

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