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Steelwork Begins for New Boeing Facility
Posted by Alison Trost on April 12, 2010 at 9:38 AM.

The first piece of structural steel was put into place for the new Boeing 787 plant in North Charleston, S.C., on April 5. The structure, which has a footprint as large as 12 football fields, will be able to house two of the monstrous 787 Dreamliner jets (each with a wingspan of 197 ft) side by side. This facility will employ as many as 4,000 workers and is expected to fully assemble three Dreamliners a month. Steel erection is being performed by Graham, N.C.-based Buckner Steel (an AISC member company). For more information read the article from The Post and Courier.

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