United Airline
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Why Does Boeing Have To Move To Chicago?

Tue May 15, 2001 2:41 pm

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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RE: Why Does Boeing Have To Move To Chicago?

Tue May 15, 2001 2:49 pm

Many companies HQs are nowhere near their plants or factories, not sure why but it works for others.
 
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RE: Why Does Boeing Have To Move To Chicago?

Tue May 15, 2001 2:51 pm

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

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RE: Why Does Boeing Have To Move To Chicago?

Tue May 15, 2001 2:55 pm

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
 
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RE: Why Does Boeing Have To Move To Chicago?

Tue May 15, 2001 3:03 pm

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.
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RE: Why Does Boeing Have To Move To Chicago?

Tue May 15, 2001 3:05 pm

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.
 
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RE: Why Does Boeing Have To Move To Chicago?

Tue May 15, 2001 3:09 pm

CPDC10-30:


Earthquake risk? That makes sense.

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


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RE: Why Does Boeing Have To Move To Chicago?

Tue May 15, 2001 3:58 pm

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RE: Why Does Boeing Have To Move To Chicago?

Tue May 15, 2001 7:31 pm

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?
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RE: Why Does Boeing Have To Move To Chicago?

Tue May 15, 2001 8:52 pm

I like your comment erj135...
 
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Tue May 15, 2001 11:05 pm

 
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RE: Why Does Boeing Have To Move To Chicago?

Tue May 15, 2001 11:07 pm

That'd do it CstarU!
 
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RE: Why Does Boeing Have To Move To Chicago?

Tue May 15, 2001 11:22 pm

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.
 
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RE: Why Does Boeing Have To Move To Chicago?

Wed May 16, 2001 12:48 am

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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