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9/12/2018

Boeing suspends 787 plant operations due to Hurricane Florence

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In anticipation of the hurricane’s landfall the company has suspended operations to allow employees to evacuate the area.

According to recent reports, Boeing (Chicago, IL, US) has suspended operations at its Charleston, SC, US plant – where its 787 Dreamliner is assembled – due to  Hurricane Florence. 

The company issued the following statement:

"The safety of our Boeing teammates and their families is our top priority, and our leaders across the enterprise are closely monitoring the storm and working in conjunction with state and local governmental authorities to stay ahead of emergency situations. Due to impacts from Hurricane Florence, an evacuation order has been issued for coastal South Carolina, including Charleston, Dorchester, and Berkeley counties, beginning at noon Tuesday, Sept. 11. In line with that order, Boeing will suspend operations at Boeing South Carolina today so our employees can properly evacuate. We will resume operations once it is safe to do so."

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