Representative Joe Wilson

Representing the 2th District of South Carolina

Wilson Statement on Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner

Jul 30, 2014
Press Release

(Washington, DC) – Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) issued the following statement today in response to Boeing’s announcement that the company will be building the 787-10 Dreamliner in South Carolina.

"Today's announcement is exciting news for our economy and jobs in the Palmetto State. Boeing continues to bring business to South Carolina primarily because of our successful right-to-work laws.  The Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner is one-of-a kind and the first to be solely built in a nonunion factory.  

"Boeing’s decision to expand is tremendously significant for South Carolina’s Second Congressional District as it will create jobs at Zeus Industrial Products, LLC in Orangeburg for tubing, Prysmian Group in Lexington for cable, AGY in Aiken for cabin interiors, and Thermal Engineering Corporation in Columbia for composite exterior painting.  I look forward to watching production of this superior aircraft and am thankful for Boeing's continued investment in South Carolina.”