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Renton Chamber of Commerce - Business Directory and Visitors Guide

Projects on the horizon and in progress extensions) with Boeing in 2010 for its use Airplanes assembled the 7,000th 737 in for Renton that will build on these of the Renton Municipal Airport. In addition, Renton in 2011. In 2014, the 5,000th successes include three new hotels the city has collaboratively worked with Next-Generation 737 was rolled off the with almost 600 rooms planned for the Boeing to support the company’s efforts to Renton factory line for customer Lake Washington Boulevard corridor; increase the 737 NG production in Renton delivery. In 2015, production began on Group Health Cooperative’s new to 32 per month in January 2011, 38 per the first 737 MAX aircraft and January administration building that will house month in 2013, and 42 per month in 2014. 2016 celebrated its historic first flight. approximately 1,000 employees; Continuing investment and new PACCAR’s new 169,000 square-foot construction in the 737 site brought over In 2009, The Boeing Company rolled out parts distribution center; and IKEA’s new 500 miles of steel and the equivalent of the first P-8A Poseidon for the U.S. Navy 399,000 square foot store. 3,600 truck-loads of concrete to prepare for at the Renton plant. A modified version Aerospace Industry future production, in 2014. submarine plane will replace the P-3of Boeing’s 737, the long-range anti- In late 2011, The Boeing Company and Orion and have anti-surface warfare, As Renton’s largest employer with the International Association of intelligence, surveillance, and approximately 38 percent of the jobs in Machinists (IAM) union reached a reconnaissance capabilities. The U.S. the area, The Boeing Company landmark agreement to ensure that the Navy plans to purchase 117 P-8As worth continues to lead the city’s thriving new Boeing 737 MAX is built in Renton. more than $40 billion. aerospace sector. Renton is proud to be In 2017, combined Next-Generation 737 the home of The Boeing Company and 737 MAX production will increase to The Boeing Company is Washington almost 75 years and is now home to 47 airplanes a month and reach 52 state’s largest private employer. Roughly three of The Boeing Company’s six airplanes a month in 2018. With half of Boeing’s global workforce is business units – Boeing Commercial thousands of outstanding 737 plane based in Washington state. 2016 marks Airplanes, Boeing Capital, and Boeing’s orders (including both the 737 NG and the company’s 100th anniversary and Shared Services Group. the new 737 MAX), the company is 75th year of production in Renton. expected to prosper in Renton for many The Boeing 737 Program and City of In addition to The Boeing Company, years to come. Renton work together in a collaborative Renton’s leading aerospace companies manner and the city’s Renton Municipal Produced continuously in Renton since include AIM Aerospace, Aero-Plastics, Airport is the launching point for all new 1968, the Boeing 737 is by far the most Harper Engineering, Renton Coil Spring, 737’s. The city signed a 20-lease successful jet in the history of Honeywell, and the regional headquarters agreement (20 years plus two ten-year commercial aviation. Boeing Commercial of the Federal Aviation Administration. Come Check Out Your Local Supercenter! (425) 227-0407 743 Rainier Avenue South Renton, WA 98057 www.walmart.com 8 (425) 226-4560 • GoRenton.com


Renton Chamber of Commerce - Business Directory and Visitors Guide
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