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Statement from Renton Mayor Denis Law on Boeing’s Decision to Build 737MAX in Renton

November 30, 2011

For more information contact:

Alex Pietsch
, Community and Economic Development Administrator, 425-430-6592
Preeti Shridhar, Communications Director, 425-430-6569

“The City of Renton is thrilled that The Boeing Company and the Machinists union have reached a landmark agreement to ensure that the 737 MAX is built in Renton. Renton has been proud to be the home of The Boeing Company for 70 years and to support aviation innovation and excellence.

The City of Renton is demonstrating on a daily basis our commitment to meeting Boeing’s needs and stands ready to accommodate any new requirements that today’s decision will bring about. Last year we signed a long-term lease agreement with Boeing for its use of Renton Municipal Airport. We will continue our efforts to ensure a seamless and speedy permitting process for the capital improvements to the Renton Plant to meet the company’s production needs.

We are very excited with Boeing’s decision today. This will ensure that for years to come thousands of workers will remain on the job here in Renton, the best place in the world to produce commercial airplanes.”