Boeing off to South Carolina

Everyone’s been wondering which way Boeing was going to jump with their new 787 line for ages, and now they’re officially jumping clear across the country: “Boeing’s board has voted unanimously to build a second 787 final assembly plant in Charleston, according to a highly placed official of the Machinists union.

South Carolina offered the company $170 million in upfront grants for startup costs, plus multiple tax breaks that would be worth tens of millions of dollars more[Times].”

Talks between the local union and the company fell apart, while the workers at the plant in Charleston voted to remove the union [PI].

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