February 18, 2014 - Boeing today announced the
selection of its Everett, Wash., site as the
location for a new composite wing center for the
777X program. The new composite wing center will
be located north of the Everett factory and will
sustain thousands of Puget Sound area jobs for
years to come.
"Locating the new composite wing center in
Everett is a win for all of our teammates and
partners," said Boeing Commercial Airplanes
President & CEO Ray Conner.
"This will put our workforce on the cutting edge
of composite technology and allow us to build on
the infrastructure and logistics system we have
in Everett. This decision will strengthen the
company's competitiveness and help it grow for
the long term."
Boeing selected the Everett site for 777X final
assembly following the International Association
of Machinists & Aerospace Workers (IAM) District
751 approval of an eight-year contract extension
earlier this year.
As part of the contract extension, the company
agreed to fabricate the parts for, and assemble,
the 777X composite wings in the Puget Sound
After studying several options, the company
determined that the Everett site will meet its
business needs for fabrication and assembly.