Governor Mark Sanford is applauding Boeing for its recent expansion in South Carolina. Italian aircraft maker Alenia North America has made Boeing its sole owner for its fuselage assembly facility. This announcement comes as construction begins for another 787 Dreamliner full production line next door to Alenia’s facility.
Governor Sanford says “What is important to remember is that Boeing’s decisive landing in South Carolina has not been a five month but indeed a five year story. This story began in 2005 with Italian aircraft maker Alenia joining Vought Aircraft in putting down roots in North Charleston. We’ve said repeatedly that this massive investment in South Carolina’s competitive future is transformational not only for the thousands of jobs and hundreds of millions in investment – in fact, the largest announcement in state history – but also for the way it will spur on an already growing aerospace hub in our state.”