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Boeing picks 15 potential sites for 777X production


The Boeing Company

EVERETT – The Boeing Company has formally initiated a site selection process for the 777X jet, by issuing a request for proposal (RFP) to more than a dozen sites/location nationwide.  Company spokesman Doug Alder confirmed Saturday that Washington state is one of the 15 sites under consideration.  The other sites include both existing Boeing locations and new “greenfield” sites, the Seattle Times reported.

“The intent of the process is to determine the location or locations for parts fabrication, fuselage build, join, assembly, paint and delivery of the 777X airplane. This decision will also encompass the location for the fabrication and assembly of the new composite wing for the airplane. We will determine if this work is done at one location, or  separately at different sites,” Alder said in a statement to Q 13 Fox News.

“We’ve asked that proposals be returned to us by mid-December. A final decision regarding site selection for the 777X is expected early next year,” Alder said.

Alder told the Times that Boeing has “no plans to re-engage in contract talks with the Machinists union.”




11 Comments to “Boeing picks 15 potential sites for 777X production”

    Skip said:
    November 23, 2013 at 1:41 PM

    Well, the las engagement with Boeing wasn't a contract, it was a list of take aways, threats and demands.

    Melvin said:
    November 23, 2013 at 1:54 PM

    The machinists are liberal fools. “Some job is better than no job”

    frddy said:
    November 23, 2013 at 2:01 PM

    Melvin, if you had a job and contributed to society, maybe you would understand.

    Skip said:
    November 23, 2013 at 5:16 PM

    When will South Carolina be up to speed and carry their share of the load? It doesn't take a millionaire CEO to see building new facilities and training thousands of new employees will cut into profits. What a bunch of bozos run the company.

    Slam1263 said:
    November 23, 2013 at 5:50 PM


    This will save the businesses of Washington $9 billion.

    Skip said:
    November 23, 2013 at 8:18 PM

    It's just a game of monopoly for the big shots. They had better stick with the Washington employees in order to fulfill their sales orders and deadlines. Management has trouble making deadlines. How many years late was the 787?

      Slam1263 said:
      November 24, 2013 at 9:21 AM

      Yeah, Union strikes will do that.

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