Governor, company leaders celebrate opening of OKC Boeing facility

Published: Friday, July 15, 2016

Gov. Mary Fallin and leaders at Boeing celebrated the dedication of the aerospace giant's new facility in southeast Oklahoma City on Friday morning, with Fallin touting tax credits she said helped make the expansion possible.

Boeing will begin moving labs and equipment into the building in the next couple of weeks, said Michael Emmelhainz, Boeing's vice president of Large Aircraft and Engineering Sustainment and the Oklahoma City senior site executive.

Emmelhainz said everything should be moved in by the middle of next year.

Fallin said the Boeing facility will support 800 jobs. She and Boeing's leaders praised the aerospace engineers tax credit for helping grow the aerospace industry in the state.

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