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Boeing plans to invest heavily in automation to tackle its huge backlog of commercial jetliners.
NORTH CHARLESTON, SC—Boeing plans to double its 787 Dreamliner assembly plant here. The enlarged factory will accommodate a second, parallel production line.
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.
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.
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.
NORTH CHARLESTON, SC—Air India has taken delivery of the first 787 assembled at Boeing’s new South Carolina assembly plant.
CHARLESTON, SC—American Crane & Equipment Corp. has completed installation of a custom underhung crane system at Boeing’s 787 assembly plant here.
EVERETT, WA—Boeing has begun operating a temporary assembly line here to boost production of its 787 Dreamliner.
CHICAGO—Boeing has received orders for 94 passenger jets worth $8.4 billion from two Asian airlines.
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.