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Check Six – 2016: Boeing closes C-17 plant in Long Beach

June 16, 2015

C-17 plant in Long Beach   click on photograph to enlarge

Once there were so many workers building military cargo jets at Boeing’s sprawling plant in Long Beach that employees put flags on their cars to find them in the vast parking lot.

Now the parking lot is nearly empty. There are no “going out of business” signs posted out front, but this month the company is holding its first auction of the plant’s mammoth equipment.

The 25-acre factory that assembled 279 of the workhorse C-17 air haulers is being disassembled.

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