CHICAGO, March 11, 2011 - Boeing released the following statement in response to today's earthquake in Japan:
"The thoughts of Boeing employees around the world are with the people of Japan as they endure a difficult, tragic time," said Boeing Chairman, President and CEO Jim McNerney. "We have strong, long-standing relationships with colleagues, customers and business partners there, and we stand ready to support our friends," McNerney said, noting the strength and resolve of the Japanese response in the immediate aftermath of the disaster.
Boeing is talking with international agencies about support for earthquake relief efforts.
Boeing has more than 200 employees in Japan. The majority have been accounted for with no reports of serious injuries. The company is also monitoring the earthquake's impact on facilities in Hawaii and along the U.S. Pacific Coast. So far the only interruption has been the suspension of operations at a facility in Hawaii, which is expected to resume normal operations by Monday.
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