North Charleston Landed The Boeing Plant, After Telling Union To Take A Hike

Back in early September I blogged here on how Boeing workers in South Carolina voted overwhelmingly to disband their union in order to make their location more attractive for a new Boeing 787 assembly plant.  It looks like that was a very smart move.  According to McClatchy:

The landing was delayed, but Boeing has arrived in South Carolina and is bringing along 3,800 jobs to build its new, state-of-the-art jet.

Jilting its longtime Washington state manufacturing base, the Chicago-based airplane maker said Wednesday it will build its second 787 Dreamliner assembly line in North Charleston.  State and local officials, who unsuccessfully sought Boeing’s first 787 assembly line in 2003, expect Boeing to break ground on the plant within a month, as the company moves to get the line up and running by 2011 to complete backordered planes…

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