Boeing’s 777X Wing Center opening Friday

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EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — Boeing is opening its new 777X Composite Wing Center in Everett.

The facility, formally opening Friday, will manufacture composite wings for the 777X, the company’s newest commercial jetliner.

The new $1 billion, 1 million square foot center is close to the widebody plant where the 777X will be assembled because the wings are the largest Boeing has ever built — 114 feet long and 23 feet wide.

The company says it has received 320 orders for the new plane. Production is scheduled to begin in 2017.