Tonight at 7:30: A look inside Boeing as N. Charleston plant nears opening

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Charleston is about to write another page in the history books. Boeing will be opening its Dreamliner assembly plant in North Charleston this summer.

The opening marks the first time in the aerospace industry that a second final assembly plant has opened outside a company's home territory.

To help you understand what Boeing will do for the Lowcountry, Live 5 News went to Seattle, WA. where the 787 Dreamliner is being  built now. You can see inside the Everett plant and experience the sights and sounds of Seattle.

The Dreamliner is innovative and so is the assembly process, which has been a game changer for the aerospace industry, which has helped Seattle grow into a high tech, progressive city. Home of the first Starbucks and Microsoft is based in Seattle.

Boeing executives share what is in store for the Lowcountry. Parts for the plane to be assembled in North Charleston should start arriving next month.

"All of these assemblies will be fabricated complete at the suppliers and will be shipped directly to Charleston here starting in mid-June," said John Comish, Vice President of final assembly at Boeing's Seattle plant.

Be sure to watch the special report Monday on Live 5 News at 7:30 p.m. The special is the first in a series of reports on Boeing in the Lowcountry.

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