There is a difference between moving an office and closing the doors. With corporate offices in Chicago, Boeing employs more than 153,000 people across the United States and in more than 65 countries. “Larry is on to something.” You’re kidding, right? The sprawling suburban campus with 855,000 square feet of office space stands incongruously apart in an otherwise empty landscape — close to, yet separated from, the 737 factory and the Renton auto sales lots and fast-food joints down the road. But, they were sturdy and CAME BACK! My uncle was killed in 1944 on a training flight in Kansas in a newly-built B-17. Boeing is studying whether to sell the headquarters complex of Boeing Commercial Airplanes in Renton as part of efforts to liquidate real estate assets across the … Note I qualified that with the word “equivalent”. Now instead of correcting their mistake, they are doubling down on it. Boeing Commercial Airplanes is committed to being the leader in commercial aviation by offering airplanes and services that deliver superior design, efficiency and value to our customers and a superior flying experience to their customers. “Look at the WWII crunch with the B-17. Deal typically goes to Boeing’s South Carolina manufacturing site about once a month and that won’t change, said the executive. That could mean Boeing is in for a rocky road if it tries to sell the Longacres buildings now, said Brian Clapp, a broker at Kidder Matthews. “Commercial Airplanes leadership will remain in the Puget Sound region,” the message said. Whatever assurances Boeing leaders may utter, these developments inevitably bring to the surface again the perennial doubts about the jetmaker’s commitment to the region, doubts first sown in 2001 when it moved its corporate headquarters from Seattle to Chicago.
It is long since past time for Boeing’s Board to get their heads out and get real managers in the the slots and get the money people in their own “wing of offices” where their damage can be minimized. Both those companies have said they’re looking into buying space in the South Sound. Thirty years later in 1999, happiness was Calyfornya in my rear view mirror on eastbound I-10. Boeing is financially in a dire situation.. With a negative book value and ongoing major production issues at both Seattle and Charleston, SC. Boeing is organized into three business units: Commercial Airplanes; Defense, Space & Security; and Boeing Global Services, which began operations July 1, 2017. This is probably a great time to start “remodeling” Boeing but the key feature needs to be changing the “flavor” of upper management.
While no decision has yet been made, a senior company executive said Boeing Commercial Airplanes CEO Stan Deal is leaning toward effectively ditching the concept of having a headquarters at all. And something like a brick and mortar office buildings require a lot of upkeep and expenses every year. I DO hear a train coming … let’s just see if I’m right in the future. *In April, Boeing announced an enterprise-wide net workforce reduction target of 10 percent across the enterprise through a combination of voluntary layoffs, attrition, and involuntary layoffs. Whenever. Boeing Delivers First 787-10 to Launch Customer Singapore Airlines . AerData – 01293 226 810 . Being able to move from site to site freely without being anchored down anywhere,” the Seattle Times reported. Boeing tried to allay fears that the real estate deal would mean pulling up stakes in Washington and moving to South Carolina. “We may have a smaller footprint, but the people aren’t going anywhere. Boeings problems started when they moved the HQ to Chicago, believing that their real product is finance instead of airplanes and their executive distance allowed them to concentrate without distractions from those annoying factories. The opinions expressed in reader comments are those of the author only, and do not reflect the opinions of The Seattle Times. In 1970, entering NoCal, I thought I’d found the pot O’gold at the end of the rainbow. Airbus proved that parts can be made almost anywhere before being assembled–Boeing is just now catching up to that fact. Lockheed and Douglas USED to manufacture airplanes in California–but they too “diversified”. Perhaps it is “creeping Californianism”–people expecting that “the good life” happens by accident. Click on each entry below to see Boeing’s global presence and partnerships: Site Terms | Privacy and Cookie Statement | Ad Choices Say … Mayor Sally and SPEEA … you’d better start learning the Southern Lushootseed dialect. The sentiment remains the same, though. You must be logged in to leave a comment. Boeing is committed to serving and supporting its customers. Unlikely to be the last ‘downsizing’ action either.