Boeing Is Shifting Back to Southern California



Boeing Co. (NYSE:BA) announced that it is shifting production from the region around Seattle, Washington, and moving it to Long Beach, California. The shift involves the work of 375 people and will move to Boeing’s Long Beach plant over the course of eighteen months.

While Boeing has been cutting its workforce in Southern California in the last several years, Tim Copes, Boeing’s vice president of commercial aviation fleet services, wrote to employees that the modifying of commercial airplanes will start to return to the area. The work will be housed at a Boeing facility located near the Long Beach Airport.

The most recent announcement by Boeing follows the company’s decision in May to bring 300 engineering support jobs, along with the creation of a new engineering design center for commercial aircraft, to the Long Beach facility.