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Boeing Bets Big on Automation

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Boeing plans to invest heavily in automation to tackle its huge backlog of commercial jetliners.


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Boeing to Double South Carolina Assembly Line

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NORTH CHARLESTON, SC—Boeing plans to double its 787 Dreamliner assembly plant here. The enlarged factory will accommodate a second, parallel production line.


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Boeing Encourages Suppliers...to Outsource?

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CHICAGO—Boeing is actively encouraging its suppliers to outsource work to Mexico. Patrick McKenna, director of supply chain strategy and supplier management at Boeing Commercial Airplanes, has urged suppliers to attend a Nov. 15 workshop in Chicago to learn how to do business in Mexico.


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Major Manufacturers Aim to Teach Vets Manufacturing Skills

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NEW YORK—Four of the nation’s largest manufacturers—General Electric Co., Alcoa Inc., Boeing Co. and Lockheed-Martin Corp.—have launched an initiative to teach manufacturing skills to 15,000 veterans, who would then be hired by the four companies or matched to other jobs.


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Boeing Opens Newly Expanded Oregon Plant

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GRESHAM, OR—Boeing has opened its newly expanded plating and coating facilty here. The aerospace giant invested more than $100 million to expand the facility and has added 350 workers.


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Boeing Delivers First Carolina-Made 787

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NORTH CHARLESTON, SC—Air India has taken delivery of the first 787 assembled at Boeing’s new South Carolina assembly plant.


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Boeing Assembly Plant Gets New Crane

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CHARLESTON, SC—American Crane & Equipment Corp. has completed installation of a custom underhung crane system at Boeing’s 787 assembly plant here.


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Boeing Starts Temporary 787 Assembly Line

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EVERETT, WA—Boeing has begun operating a temporary assembly line here to boost production of its 787 Dreamliner.


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Boeing Logs $8.4 Billion in New Orders

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CHICAGO—Boeing has received orders for 94 passenger jets worth $8.4 billion from two Asian airlines.


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Boeing Looks to Add Third Assembly Line Into Washington Plant

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RENTON, WA—Boeing is grappling with how to pack a third assembly line into its assembly plant here, which needs to build 737s at a record pace.


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