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Washington is best place to build airplanes, but will it keep Boeing from moving to S.C.?

Post by Joe Turner on Sep. 28, 2009 at 11:33 am with 3 Comments »
September 28, 2009 1:30 pm

Probably not. But hey, we’ve got a report that came out after Boeing started leasing buildings in South Carolina.

This report, “The business case for consolidating Boeing 787 assembly in Washington,” just came out today.

It’s not exactly like closing the barn door after the horse gets out. It’s more like publishing a report that says “our barn was the best barn” after the horse gets out (and leases a barn in South Carolina.)

I’m trying to post a link here. The link works now, thanks to Dave Wickert.

Gov. Chris Gregoire says she will meet with reporters tomorrow morning to talk about the report.

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  1. It is sad, but they will do better in SC. A little investment now, offset by what they would have lost in the next strike in 2-3 years (automatic in WA). Figure the strikes usually cost several hundred million if not more. So, concede the investment to retro and build SC, pay upfront the equal of the next strike, offer SC transistion to the WA workers, and focus on business and building and no longer worry about lost production.NOTE TO WA: Your union is costing you your job! Unions have lost focus from what they were meant to do. Now they are just employment agents looking to profit. There are few left that truly represent the workers. Hats off to the ones that do.

  2. Sure the union cost Boeing money…but how much has their management cost them in bungled designs and failed subcontractor performance on the dreamliner? The dreamliner has been a disaster and it is not the fault of the union.

  3. I never understand why they were so hot on buying that piece of junk company in South Carolina.

    But seeing how Boeing management created the great outsourcing fiasco, I guess I shouldn’t have been surprised.

    Note to Boeing senior management.: Pull your heads out of your fannies!

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