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Boeing to build 787 interiors fabrication facility in South Carolina

Boeing has chosen North Charleston, S.C., to build a new 787 Dreamliner interiors fabrication facility, where employees will build and assemble airplane interior parts.

The plant will create more than 150 new jobs and be located 10 miles from Boeing’s final assembly and delivery site in North Charleston. Construction will begin the fourth quarter of this year.

Workers there will build stow bins, closets, partitions, class dividers, floor-mounted stow bins used by flight attendants, overhead flight-crew rests, overhead flight attendant crew rests, video-control stations and attendant modules.

“The selected location for our new interiors facility will provide us with the continued flexibility we need to leverage our production capability and meet the needs of our 787 customers,” Boeing vice president and general manager of supply chain management and operations Ray Conner said in a statement.