Womble Carlyle attorney Stephanie Yarbrough participated in the celebratory festivities at Boeing on Friday, which featured Boeing executives and President Donald Trump.
Yarbrough heads up the Firm’s South Carolina economic development practice, and she was honored to celebrate this tremendous South Carolina economic development milestone.
The 787-10 will be produced exclusively at the North Charleston facility. Boeing broke ground on its line there in 2009 and commenced operations in 2011.
“What’s happening here at Boeing South Carolina is a true American success story,” Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg said in a statement. “In just a few short years, our team has transformed a greenfield site into a modern aerospace production facility that is delivering 787s to airlines all over the world and supporting thousands of U.S. jobs in the process.”
The jet maker hopes to start delivering the 787-10s to airlines in 2018. So far, Boeing has received 149 orders for the plane from nine customers.
The 787-10 is essentially an 18-foot stretch of the 787-9. In a typical seating configuration, Boeing says the 787-10 will seat about 330 passengers – or about 40 more than a 787-9 would in a similar layout.
Stephanie Yarbrough works closely with domestic and international companies seeking to expand or relocate operations to the Carolinas and the Southeastern United States. She helps companies from across the country, and around the world, to identify and capitalize on the best opportunities in the Southeastern United States.