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Boeing Charleston Tops Out
Posted by Alison Trost on September 28, 2010 at 10:08 AM.


Photo courtesy of “Carolina Joe” Idleman,


The structural steel for Boeing’s new South Carolina final assembly facility in Charleston topped out last Friday, September 24. Graham, N.C.-based Buckner Steel (an AISC member company) is the steel erector.


With a footprint of 1.2 million sq. ft, the facility will accommodate two of the firm’s new 787 Dreamliners side by side. About 15,000 tons of structural steel has gone into this phase of the project, which broke ground less than a year ago in November 2009. The first piece of structural steel was placed on April 5. 


To see a 3-minute video of the topping out ceremony from the local television station, click here.


Online coverage by the Charleston Regional Business Journal included half a dozen photos, which you can view here.


For a recent local perspective and more background on the project, click here.

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