The last two steel beams were placed onto the framework of Boeing’s new 787 Dreamliner facility in North Charleston today. But before the cranes took the beams up, in front of a crowd of Boeing officials, lawmakers and construction workers, the beams were individually signed to remember the construction milestone.
A proud Senate President Pro Tem Glenn McConnell was on hand for the celebration.
Although Boeing officials and construction workers know they still have a long ways to go, today was a celebration.
Senate Finance Committee Chairman Senator Hugh Leatherman said it was a milestone for sure.
Congressman Henry Brown confirms to Boeing that South Carolina was the right choice.
Governor Mark Sanford says there is so much more to come with Boeing and South Carolina.
In fact, Boeing Vice President Marco Cavazzoni can prove it “didn’t just happen.” He says by the end of the project, Boeing workers will have spent more than 3 to 4 million man hours on the facility expected to be completed by next year.