After receiving a certificate of occupancy on May 12 for its new, $250-million 787 Dreamliner final production facility in North Charleston, S.C., Boeing started moving workers into the nearly completed building. The facility is the subject of a National Labor Relations Board complaint, issued in April 2011, which seeks to prevent Boeing from locating the 787 production line at the new facility. A joint venture of BE&K Building Group and Turner Construction Co., Greenville, S.C., is nearing completion of the 692,000-sq-ft facility, which started construction in November 2009. BE&K/Turner worked with design firm BRPH Cos., Melbourne, Fla., on the design-build project. The new building’s roof features approximately 10 acres of thin-film solar laminate panels, capable of producing 2.6 MW of power, making it the largest such installation in South Carolina and the sixth largest nationally, according to Boeing.
Boeing Moves Into S.C. Plant Targeted by NLRB
June 1, 2011
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