Boeing interiors now in production in Ladson

LADSON, SC (WCSC) - From the core crushing to the vacuuming and the edge wrapping, the Boeing Interiors Responsibility center is now in production. Since the plant opened Dec. 1, 2011, 140 employees began seven weeks of practice.

"Making sure people work well together, we have the right tools in the area and that the training is paying off and they are ready to go," said Lane Ballard, director of the facility.

At this plant in Ladson, he said they will make everything but the seats for the 787 Dream Liner.

"The stow bins where you put your luggage, the glass dividers and the partitions, a lot of the closets, the units that the flight attendants use to adjust the lights and put the movies on," said Ballard.

Ballard said the production line will be matching the North Charleston Boeing plant on delivery of the planes and depending on the customer, it's about three planes per month.

The rise to meet the three plane production rate will be gradual for the plant and the manufacturing of certain interior items can change with each customer.

Ballard said when production rates go up, the company does plan on hiring more employees.

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