Today, U.S. Senator Jim DeMint (R-South Carolina), made the following statement on the opening of Boeing's new South Carolina 787 Dreamliner final assembly building:
"The partnership between Boeing and South Carolina starts a new chapter today with the unveiling of the Dreamliner assembly building. The Boeing Company is an American icon of ingenuity that has proven American companies can compete and succeed in a global economy. This facility represents a Lowcountry anchor for new jobs and investment that will benefit our entire state and the region. I thank Boeing for their strategic vision that made today possible and I'm proud that South Carolinians will play a vital part of their future success."