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Boeing Grows Composite Manufacturing Capability in Utah



           Boeing Grows Composite Manufacturing Capability in Utah

PR Newswire

WEST JORDAN, Utah, Jan. 11, 2013

WEST JORDAN, Utah, Jan. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing (NYSE: BA) today
announced the purchase of a new building in Salt Lake County, Utah. Employees
at the new site, located in West Jordan, will focus on fabrication of
composite horizontal stabilizer components for the 787-9.

"The site we've chosen is an ideal location to add composite manufacturing
capability focused on Boeing's key business strategies," said Ross R. Bogue,
vice president and general manager of Boeing Fabrication. "This new facility
will provide a real competitive advantage in our supply chain by expanding our
internal composite capabilities."

The new site, located 20 miles from Boeing's fabrication and assembly site in
Salt Lake City, was purchased from Masco (NYSE: MAS). Terms of the sale were
not disclosed. The close proximity of the two facilities will help improve the
efficiency from component fabrication to assembly of the 787-9 horizontal
stabilizer.

The composite component fabrication facility is expected to create
approximately 100 new jobs. "Hiring will begin immediately," said Craig
Trewet, director of Boeing Salt Lake. "We'll begin by hiring project managers
and engineers and will then be filling production positions over the next
several quarters."  

Boeing expects to refurbish the 850,000 square foot building to complement the
company's current operations in Salt Lake County. Sitts & Hill will design the
space inside the building's factory area. Design and construction are expected
to take two years.

When finalized, the facility will provide the Boeing Salt Lake team with the
flexibility to meet the demands of the highly competitive markets that Boeing
serves. This further demonstrates Boeing's commitment to the state of Utah and
to the company's current and future workforce.

"Boeing appreciates its continued relationship with the state of Utah and we
are looking forward to creating a new partnership with the city of West
Jordan," Trewet said.

Boeing is the world's largest aerospace company and leading manufacturer of
commercial jetliners and defense, space and security systems. A top U.S.
exporter, the company supports airlines and U.S. and allied government
customers in 150 countries. Boeing products and tailored services include
commercial and military aircraft, satellites, weapons, electronic and defense
systems, launch systems, advanced information and communication systems, and
performance-based logistics and training.

Contact:
Robin McBride
Boeing Commercial Airplanes Communications
+1 425-864-4458 (cell)
robin.m.mcbride@boeing.com

Cris McHugh
Boeing Commercial Airplanes Communications
+1 206-851-9884 (cell)
cmchugh@boeing.com

More information: http://www.boeing.com/

Photo and caption are available here: http://boeing.mediaroom.com  

SOURCE Boeing

Website: http://www.boeing.com
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