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Boeing to build 787 in S. Carolina

October 29, 2009|Times Wire Reports

Boeing Co. said it would open a second assembly line for its long-delayed 787 jetliner in South Carolina, expanding beyond its longtime manufacturing base in Washington state.

The Chicago-based airplane maker said it chose North Charleston over Everett, Wash., because the location worked best as it boosts production of the jet, which can carry up to 250 passengers.

Boeing already operates a factory in North Charleston that makes 787 parts and owns a stake in another plant there that makes sections of the plane.

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