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Boeing Frederickson Factory Making 777X Tail

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 2:23pm

SEATTLE (AP) -- The Boeing factory at Frederickson near Tacoma that builds tails for 777s and 787s also will build the carbon-fiber tail for the new 777X.

Site manager Dave Moe confirmed the work Thursday.

The director of the governor's aerospace office, Alex Pietsch, told The Seattle Times (http://bit.ly/1jmi17s) it was excellent news.

About 750 employees work at the Composite Manufacture Center.

Boeing is erecting a new building in Everett where a new composite wing for the 777X will be made. Boeing committed to assembling the 777X in Everett in January after winning concessions from the Machinists union.

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