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Why Does Boeing Have To Move To Chicago?  
User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9168 posts, RR: 15
Posted (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2650 times:

As you may know, Boeing's Factories are at Everett, Seattle. It makes a bit more sense if they stay at Seattle, rather than moving miles away from their production line.

And why do they have to move? They have been in Seattle for a long long time.



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User currently offlineJared From United States of America, joined May 2001, 685 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2607 times:

Many companies HQs are nowhere near their plants or factories, not sure why but it works for others.

User currently offlineHisham From Lebanon, joined Aug 1999, 701 posts, RR: 11
Reply 2, posted (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2606 times:

They want to be at equal distance from their several production lines. Plus closer to east coast.

Hisham.


User currently offlineJared From United States of America, joined May 2001, 685 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2602 times:

Heh, duh. I am the master of the obvious. Well that is smart of them, the east coast is what's up not that west coast earthquake-ish mudslide-ish crap. Big grin

User currently offlineAerLingus From China, joined Mar 2000, 2371 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2596 times:

I don't really understand the logic behind the Boeing Company's move, but I just has someting to do with a change in corporate image.

Boeing is doing some wierd stuff. They are having Airbus anxiety attacks, and they figure that they need to do big things to keep their name out there, which is totally absurd if my theory is correct.



Get your patchouli stink outta my store!
User currently offlineCPDC10-30 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2000, 4781 posts, RR: 23
Reply 5, posted (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2597 times:

It has a lot to do with the earthquake risk. Boeing could be put out of business if there is a major earthquake in Seattle...and is only doing the move in the interests of their shareholders.

Production is also being shifted away from Renton.


User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9168 posts, RR: 15
Reply 6, posted (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2593 times:

CPDC10-30:


Earthquake risk? That makes sense.

By the way, long time no see. Welcome back!


Des


User currently offlineBooyala From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 2588 times:

mob connections

User currently offlineERJ135 From Australia, joined Nov 2000, 680 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 2574 times:

Earthquake risk?
Well I guess if Seattle gets the biggie and the 767, 777 and 747 factories fall in a big hole at least we will be safe in the knowledge that Boeing will survive because their corporate headquarters are in Chicago. Afterall what do they need the factories for?



I remember when the DC-3 was new!
User currently offlineCatpac From Australia, joined Mar 2001, 236 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 2566 times:

I like your comment erj135...

User currently offlineCstarU From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 2557 times:



User currently offlineGoingboeing From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 4875 posts, RR: 16
Reply 11, posted (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 2558 times:

That'd do it CstarU!

User currently offlineKUGN From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 615 posts, RR: 6
Reply 12, posted (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 2551 times:

And another reason are hot dogs.


Seriosly, open any airline web site, and take a look at the ticket price to any destination from Seatle, time it takes to travel vs. costs for the same trip from Chicago.

Take even 40% out for corporate discounts. Take a look at the savings, and then multiply it with a number of Corporate sector employees that in your opinion would travel on monthly bases.

Any business has to continuosly work on rationalising its operations, and constantly improve its bottom line. That means both income and expenses.


User currently offlineJMV From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 241 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 2542 times:

The move will get them closer to the financial markets and investment bankers in New York. This is important as Boeing explores business opportunities outside commerical aviation.

Although we are becoming more dependent on electronic communications, the investment community likes to see company officers face to face.

Not to mention, Illinois probably gave Boeing some huge tax breaks to close the deal.



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