Uping ante for 787 factory in North Charleston, Boeing files preliminary application

The Charleston Regional Business Journal is reporting that Boeing is getting ready to file preliminary paperwork to build a 787 assembly plant in North Charleston.

The move is procedural and the company's possible massive expansion into the Lowcountry is far from a done deal. However, the psychological affect is very real and will surely be felt by staunch union opposition in Washington state to the company's proposed expansion.

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A key vote on whether or not some of the North Charleston workers will remain unionized will come in early September.

A defeat of the union would be very encouraging for Boeing to consider expanding operations at their new Charleston home.