Aug 122019

As the nation celebrates the 50th anniversary of man landing on the moon, Boeing South Carolina celebrates its 10th anniversary in the Palmetto State.

The Rotary Club of Myrtle Beach recently welcomed guest speaker, Tommy Preston, Jr., the Director of National Strategy and Engagement and Government Operations at Boeing South Carolina.

Preston, who discussed the future of Boeing and its economic impact on the state, said that one of his most frequently asked questions is why Boeing chose South Carolina. “State and local governments, elected officials, business leaders, community and education/training institutions were all extremely supportive, and there was a capable, available, and motivated workforce. That workforce is what will take us into the next century,”  he said.

In 2009, Boeing opened an assembly and delivery facility in North Charleston — the second in the country to produce the company’s 787 Dreamliner. The move to South Carolina was part of Boeing’s strategy to diversify geographically.  

Photo:  l-r  Don Hovis, President of the Rotary Club of Myrtle Beach, Tommy Preston, Jr., and Rotarian, Buddy Styers
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