The Charleston Regional Business Journal is reporting that Boeing is getting ready to file preliminary paperwork to build a 787 assembly plant in North Charleston.
The move is procedural and the company's possible massive expansion into the Lowcountry is far from a done deal. However, the psychological affect is very real and will surely be felt by staunch union opposition in Washington state to the company's proposed expansion.
A key vote on whether or not some of the North Charleston workers will remain unionized will come in early September.
A defeat of the union would be very encouraging for Boeing to consider expanding operations at their new Charleston home.