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Lowenthal Leads CA Delegation in Seeking 777X Work for Long Beach

Boeing's factory in Long Beach became a contender to build the new 777X airliner after union workers in Seattle rejected a contract extension.

Rep. Alan Lowenthal. Credit: Official Congressional photo.
Rep. Alan Lowenthal. Credit: Official Congressional photo.

Rep. Alan Lowenthal on Friday released the text of a letter he sent to Boeing CEO W. James McNerney Jr. calling on aerospace giant to select Long Beach as the manufacturing site for the next generation 777X airliner.

Lowenthal, joined by 46 members of the California Congressional delegation in signing the letter, highlighted the many advantages to Boeing in selecting Long Beach as the home of the 777X.

Boeing's factory in Long Beach became a contender to build the new 777X after union workers in Seattle rejected a contract extension.

Boeing currently builds C-17 transports for the Air Force in Long Beach, but production is scheduled to end in 2015.

“Long Beach has been intertwined with aviation history for more than a century, including the manufacture of literally tens of thousands of commercial and military aircraft.  There is not a location better suited for producing the 777X than Long Beach,” Congressman Lowenthal said. 

Lowenthal, a Democrat, represents the California's 47th district, which includes Long Beach, Los Alamitos and Rossmoor.


Luis December 16, 2013 at 09:17 AM
Just don't give away the kitchen sink in trying to keep a few jobs here. What Boeing is doing is corporate black mail of communities and destroying good union jobs.

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