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DEAN RUTZ / THE SEATTLE TIMES

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Newest Boeing jet rises from spools of thread

Ready to roll: Randy Taylor, senior engineering manager at Boeing's Composites Manufacturing Center across the road from the Toray plant in Frederickson, stands beside a composite plastic tailfin skin panel. The skin is freshly painted with primer and ready for the assembly line. Boeing plans to roll out the first 787 tailfin Wednesday.