Governor Mary Fallin today joined officials with The Boeing Company to open the company's new Oklahoma City facility. The newest facility will be home to Boeing's avionics modernization programs for the B-1 and C-130 aircraft, as well as the B-52, E-4B, E-6, C-32 and C-40. Additionally, Boeing is bringing more than 1,000 new jobs to the Oklahoma City facility.
"The opening of the new Boeing facility and the addition of more than 1,000 new jobs in Oklahoma City will be a great boost for the local and state economy," Fallin said. "We're confident the new facility will be a great success, and will continue the long and successful relationship between the state of Oklahoma and the Boeing Company."
"Oklahoma appreciates the aerospace industry and its hardworking employees. At the Capitol, we're pursuing policies to ensure we're producing the skilled and talented workforce and pro-business environment the industry needs to be successful."
Mike Emmelhainz, Boeing Oklahoma City site director, thanked local, federal and state officials for their cooperation and support.
"Today is a special day for our team in Oklahoma City," Emmelhainz said. "We are starting a new chapter in our history here for Boeing but one that continues to build on the excellence that our people strive for every day. We are grateful for the federal, state, and local elected officials and their support of Oklahoma's competitive business climate."