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Boeing Completes Acquisition of Vought Operations in South Carolina

PRNewswire
SEATTLE
(NYSE:BA)

SEATTLE, July 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Boeing (NYSE: BA) announced today the completion of the acquisition of the business and operations conducted by Vought Aircraft Industries at its South Carolina facility, where a key structure for the 787 Dreamliner is built. The acquisition agreement was announced originally on July 7.

The newly acquired facility, located in North Charleston, will be called Boeing Charleston. Boeing Charleston will be managed by the 787 program as a wholly owned subsidiary. Boeing Charleston will continue to perform fabrication, assembly and systems installation for 787 aft fuselage sections, which are made primarily of composite materials.

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Contact:
Ann Schmidt
Boeing Commercial Airplanes Communications
+1 206-853-5450

Lori Gunter
Boeing Commercial Airplanes Communications
+1 206-931-5919

More information: http://www.boeing.com

SOURCE Boeing

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