Boeing official in South Carolina touts Dreamliner production

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The top official of Boeing in South Carolina says 2013 was a transitional year for the aeronautics giant in the state.

Boeing’s South Carolina general manager Jack Jones met with reporters at the company’s massive assembly plant in North Charleston on Thursday.

Jones said at the beginning of the year the Boeing company (NYSE: BA) was producing five of its new 787 Dreamliners each month. He said by year’s end, that number had doubled.

Jones says when Boeing began construction four years ago, the company did not know if it could develop the type of knowledge and experience in South Carolina to do that.

Jones said he could not discuss specific production figures before the company releases its earnings figures next month.

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