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On hand for the traditional groundbreaking ceremony at the new 777x wing facility in Everett are from left, Eric Lindblad, Boeing’s vice president in charge of the 777X wing; Ray Stephanson, mayor of Everett, U.S. Sen. Patty Murray; Ray Conner, Boeing Commercial Airplanes chief; U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell; and Maia Bellon, director of the state’s Department of Ecology.
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On hand for the traditional groundbreaking ceremony at the new 777x wing facility in Everett are from left, Eric Lindblad, Boeing’s vice president in charge of the 777X wing; Ray Stephanson, mayor of Everett, U.S. Sen. Patty Murray; Ray Conner, Boeing Commercial Airplanes chief; U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell; and Maia Bellon, director of the state’s Department of Ecology.

UPDATE - 02:36 PM
Boeing 777X to bring 10 percent more production jobs than today's 777

Boeing broke ground in Everett on Tuesday for the new 777X composite wing facility and provided a few details on plans for highly automated production. Employment on the 777X line in Everett will be about 10 percent greater than on the 777 today.

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