Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Boeing Isn't Expanding To Greensboro

Lots of parts for Boeing's 737 and 777 aircraft are currently made by Purolator Facet located on Triad Drive here in Greensboro, but actuation systems that extend and retract an aircraft’s wing flaps in flight will not be among them. Nor will those parts be among the parts made in the proposed Greensboro-Randolph Megasite for which the City of Greensboro is currently lobbying the State of North Carolina to spend in excess of $120 Million Dollars.

Why, you ask?

Because, according to Engineering 360, Boeing plans to build those parts in a newly constructed $25 Million Dollar plant in Sheffield, England, along with parts for the US Military's Chinook helicopter.

Currently, parts for the Chinook helicopter are made by Purolator Facet.