Our hats are off to Boeing, with a special shout out to all of the company’s hard working employees and their families here in the Lowcountry! The Seattle-based aerospace giant just announced that on April 27, the North Charleston plant will finally roll out its first completed aircraft, the widely-anticipated 787 Dreamliner . The Dreamliner is a large capacity airliner featuring new lighter weight carbon-reinforced plastic composite materials instead of traditional aluminum parts significantly boosting fuel-efficiency. The Dreamliner is set for its inaugural flight sometime in June.
We are thrilled to be a small part of Boeing’s successful move to the Charleston area. In 2009, shortly after the company announced its planned construction of the North Charleston plant, we began working with employees and their families who needed to move to Charleston from Boeing sites across the country. These employees and their families needed to quickly find attractive, affordable houses in great communities. They also needed locations easily commutable to and from the Boeing plant – as well as homes that offered many of the same amenities and comforts of home they were used to.
We were up to the challenge! We met so many wonderful families and we were excited to show them a wide variety of fabulous possibilities. Obviously, we couldn’t be more pleased to learn from many of these families how much they love their new life here! They talk about their wonderful new friends, glorious year-round weather, great beaches and all the great family-friendly activities there are to do. Boeing employees work hard and put in many long hours to build safe, solidly built planes for us to fly. Helping them to enjoy every minute of their downtime with family is our way of saying thank you. Congratulations to the Boeing team on reaching the goal line with the first South Carolina built 787 Dreamliner!