Boeing

Business & Education
6:35 am
Fri November 21, 2014

Boeing Cutting 130 Jobs in Huntsville and Beyond

Artist concept of the NASA Space Launch System initial crew vehicle launching from the Kennedy Space Center. Credit: NASA

At least 120 workers in Huntsville could see job losses as work shifts on a new rocket.

Boeing will issue layoff notices Friday to 60 aerospace workers, including 50 based in Huntsville. Al.comĀ  reports another 70 contract employees will be sent back to their own companies for possible layoffs.

Alabama Governor-Boeing
4:13 pm
Wed January 8, 2014

Gov. Bentley Says Boeing Used Alabama 'To Some Extent'

Gov. Robert Bentley says Boeing used the state for leverage when it was shopping for potential plant sites during labor negotiations.
Credit yellowhammernews.com

Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley says Boeing used the state for leverage when it was shopping for potential plant sites during labor negotiations.

But Bentley said Wednesday that he believes the aircraft manufacturer really was interested in the Huntsville area as a new home for jetliner production. Bentley says putting together a proposal for the plant will help Alabama eventually.

Bentley made his remarks after a luncheon speech in Birmingham where he talked about the upcoming legislative session.

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Boeing-Huntsville
10:57 am
Sat January 4, 2014

Huntsville Mayor Calls Boeing Significant Partner

Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle is calling Boeing a significant community partner after the city lost its bid to build the company's new 777X jetliner.
Credit Boeing Co.

Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle is calling Boeing a significant community partner after the city lost its bid to build the company's new 777X jetliner.

Huntsville was among more than 50 sites in 22 states whose leaders tried to convince Boeing to open its $10 billion assembly plant in their communities. Al.com reports the manufacturing operation will support an estimated 8,500 jobs.

That manufacturing plant will be located in Everett, Wash.

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Boeing-Alabama
4:03 pm
Fri December 20, 2013

Alabama Still Interested In Boeing, Not Talking

Gov. Robert Bentley's office says Alabama is interested in seeing Boeing jetliners built in the state, but it isn't saying whether that might happen.
Credit Boeing

Gov. Robert Bentley's office says Alabama is interested in seeing Boeing jetliners built in the state, but it isn't saying whether that might happen.

Boeing says it has started telling states whether they remain in the running to build its new 777X aircraft.

Bentley spokeswoman Jennifer Ardis said Friday the state remains in a non-disclosure agreement with Boeing, so officials can't comment on the project.

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Boeing-Alabama
3:56 pm
Fri December 6, 2013

Gov. Bentley Dealing With Boeing, Airbus

Gov. Robert Bentley says he's assuring Airbus that it is still Alabama's priority even though he's courting their competitor, Boeing.
Credit The Associated Press

Gov. Robert Bentley says he's assuring Airbus that it is still Alabama's priority even though he's courting their competitor, Boeing.

Bentley says he was up early Friday to work on Alabama's offer to Boeing to make the 777X aircraft in the Huntsville area, and he said he will work throughout the weekend to finish the proposal by its due date Tuesday.

One issue is how much money Alabama can offer after landing the Airbus aircraft plant in Mobile last year. Alabama and local governments offered several tax breaks and $158 million in incentives.

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Boeing-Alabama
3:32 pm
Thu December 5, 2013

Hubbard Working With Gov. Bentley On Boeing Pitch

House Speaker Mike Hubbard says he's assured the governor that the Legislature will make sure Alabama is competitive for the Boeing 777X aircraft assembly plant.
Credit mikehubbard.com

House Speaker Mike Hubbard says he's assured the governor that the Legislature will make sure Alabama is competitive for the Boeing 777X aircraft assembly plant.

The Republican leader from Auburn said Thursday that he and Gov. Robert Bentley have had discussions about Boeing and have gone over different scenarios about what the Legislature could do to help.

Hubbard says he told the governor that legislators will do everything in their power to land the Boeing project.

Alabama's offer to Being is due Tuesday. Several other states are competing for the project.

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Governor's Agenda-Boeing
3:33 pm
Wed December 4, 2013

Alabama Looking To Attract Boeing Assembly Plant

Governor Robert Bentley says Alabama will be among the states submitting a proposal next week to land the assembly plant for Boeing's new 777X aircraft.
Credit governor.alabama.gov

Governor Robert Bentley says Alabama will be among the states submitting a proposal next week to land the assembly plant for Boeing's new 777X aircraft.

Bentley says he will meet Thursday with the state's chief industrial recruiter, Greg Canfield, to work on the proposal.

Bentley and other officials met with Boeing executives two weeks ago to try to get the company to develop the plant in the Huntsville area.

Bentley says Boeing has had operations in Huntsville for more than 50 years, and already owns a large tract of land at the Huntsville airport.

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Boeing-Alabama
3:55 pm
Wed November 20, 2013

Ala. Officials Wooing Boeing Aircraft Plant

Huntsville is one of several cities Boeing Co. is considering for a 777x assembly site.
Credit Boeing Co.

State and local leaders are working to lure a Boeing Co. aircraft assembly plant to the Huntsville area.

Gov. Robert Bentley, Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle and economic developers met Tuesday in Birmingham with representatives of the aircraft manufacturer.

Battle says Huntsville is one of several cities being considered for a 777x assembly site, and Bentley says the company likes Alabama.

Boeing said it would look for a new location to build the airplane after union members rejected a proposed contract in Seattle last week.

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