Boeing has chosen North Charleston, S.C., as the location for its new 787 Dreamliner interiors fabrication facility, the company announced today. Boeing said it will buy land from Stone Mountain Industrial Park and begin construction in the fourth quarter of this year.
The new factory will sit 10 miles from Boeing’s 787 final assembly and delivery site in North Charleston. The close proximity of the two facilities will help improve the efficiency of the final assembly and delivery process in South Carolina, said Boeing.
Plans call for the so-called Interiors Responsibility Center South Carolina team to manufacture and assemble 787 interior parts, including stowbins, closets, partitions, class dividers, floor-mounted stowbins used by flight attendants, overhead flight-crew rests, overhead flight attendant crew rests, video-control stations and attendant modules.
Boeing expects the new facility will create a need for more than 150 new jobs.