Boeing Co. Picks North Charleston Site for 2nd Dreamliner Plant
Boeing Co. tapped three firms with connections to its existing facilities in North Charleston, S.C., to build a new final assembly plant for its 787 Dreamliner.
BE&K/Turner, a joint venture of the BE&K Building Group of Greenville, S.C., and Turner Construction Co., will work with Melbourne, Fla.-based design partner BRPH Cos. on the design-build contract.
According to BE&K/Turner, permits have been issued and the project team is expecting to break ground in November. The plant will be designed to LEED Silver standards.
Boeing announced its selection of North Charleston for its new facility over Everett, Wash.—where its other Dreamliner final assembly plant is located—after the South Carolina legislature approved an incentives package valued at approximately $450 million. The Boeing plant is expected to deliver about 3,800 jobs. The incentives package estimates that the new facility will create $750 million in investment within seven years.