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BOEING COMPLETES NEW FACTORY BUILDING AT EVERETT

 EVERETT, Wash., Oct. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing announced today it has completed a two-year expansion of its main factory at Everett -- the largest building by volume in the world. The first 777 jetliner will roll through its massive doors in spring of 1994.
 The factory expansion, the largest privately funded construction project in the world, was completed on schedule and within its $1.5 billion budget, according to Edward J. Renouard, vice president and general manager of the Boeing Everett Division.
 Beginning in 1991, the company added two large production bays, three subassembly areas and a seal, test and paint facility to its main factory building. In addition to the 777, the building houses subassembly and final assembly operations for the 747 and 767 programs.
 The expansion increased the factory building's size by 50 percent. The building now encloses 472 million cubic feet (14.2 million cubic meters) of space. The walls encompass 98.36 acres (39.84 hectares), nearly one-tenth of the 1,000-acre Boeing Everett site.
 "The great thing about this accomplishment is that between our employees, the City of Everett and the corporation, we've been able to make every aspect of what is probably the largest civilian work project in the world right now an absolute success," Renouard said.
 The factory expansion is the largest part of the total site expansion for the 777. Other on-site projects included 1.2 million-square-foot twin office buildings, a third paint hangar and more light manufacturing facilities.
 The first Boeing 777, designed to fly up to 375 passengers as far as 5,600 miles (9,020 km) will be the world's largest twinjet when introduced into service in 1995. Thirteen customers have ordered a total of 130 widebody 777 airplanes.
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