North Charleston Boeing 787 Dreamliner Facility Construction on Schedule

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North Charleston Boeing 787 Dreamliner Facility Construction on Schedule

The new Boeing Plant’s assembly facility in North Charleston is progressing in accordance with its construction projection and is already boosting the local economy with the issuance of many subcontracts.  The new plant will have a footprint of over 1,200,000 square feet and is currently the largest single building under construction in the United States.  The building will be large enough to accommodate two 787 Dreamliners side by side.

Boeing 787 Dreamliner Assembly Faclity North Charleston South Carolina

Currently at the site there are several huge cranes erecting the steel trusses for the plant.  This phase of construction is scheduled to be completed in October 2010.  Approximately 15,000 tons of steel will be used during this phase of construction.  Construction is being done 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and the scheduled competition date of the Boeing Plant is May 2011.

Boeing Dream Lifter for the 787 Dreamliner Parts, North Charleston, South Carolina

The project is also helping boost local economy. BE&K Building Corp. and Turner Construction, the general contractors of the plant, have so far awarded subcontracts worth $220 million. About 45% of the contracts have been awarded to Greenville-based companies. The cost of the total project is pegged at $750 million.

More than 1,200 people have worked on the current plan so far with a daily average of about 350 people on site. With Boeing announcing that it will also build a plant to assemble interiors for the new 787 jetliner in South Carolina, more than 150 new jobs are likely to be created. The interiors plant will be built in a location barely 10 miles away from the assembly plant.

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