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Boeing boosts 787-9 production with Utah purchase

Boeing boosts 787-9 production with Utah purchase

Boeing has 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 stabiliser components for the 787-9.

“The site we have chosen is an ideal location to add composite manufacturing capability focused on Boeing’s key business strategies,” said Ross 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.

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 stabiliser.