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MIKE SIEGEL / THE SEATTLE TIMES

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Why Charleston could land 787 line

Workers at Boeing's 787 plant in North Charleston, S.C. fabricate and install airplane systems into the rear fuselage sections for the Dreamliner. In an adjacent plant, Global Aeronautica joins four sections of the mid-fuselage and then installs components and systems of the 84 ft. section. The two plants are adjacent to Charleston International Airport. The machine drills, countersinks, selects a fastener, applies sealant to the fastener, installs the fastener into the hole and installs a collar.