Larsen, Somers: Boeing's 737 MAX assembly line is great news
Last updated 2/1/2023 at 12:08pm
Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) and Snohomish County Executive Dave Somers say they are both excited about Boeing’s decision to establish a fourth 737 MAX assembly line at Paine Field in Everett, expected to open next year.
“Boeing’s decision to establish a fourth MAX assembly line in Everett is great news,” Larsen said in a statement. He is the lead Democrat on the Transportation & Infrastructure Committee in the U.S. House.
“Northwest Washington is home to the best aerospace workers in the world, and local communities and the regional economy stand to benefit as Boeing transitions to building a new legacy through the assembly of MAX aircraft in Everett. As the demand for air travel continues to grow, I remain committed to working with regional leaders and partners to retain and create more union jobs and ensure the Pacific Northwest remains the aerospace capital of the world.”
Said Snohomish County Executive Dave Somers, also in a statement:
“I have long said that Snohomish County’s aerospace future is secure and bright, and (Tuesday’s) announcement just confirms that reality. We appreciate Boeing’s partnership and their incredible contribution to our community and economy.
“As we say a fond farewell to the Queen of the Skies, we welcome her younger sibling, the 737 MAX. We will continue to be the heart of the global aerospace industry and look forward to the innovations that will continue to thrive at Snohomish County’s Paine Field Airport.”