North Charleston, South Carolina — Boeing South Carolina welcomed about 15,000 teammates and their families to its site Saturday, Oct. 5, for Family Day.
Teammates and their guests enjoyed tours inside the factory and two 787-9 Dreamliners, plus photo opportunities with the Dreamlifter and other interactive displays. One of the Dreamliners available for tours was the one-of-a-kind Employees Community Fund airplane, the first Dreamliner wrapped entirely in a decal. The intricate pink and purple design on the plane dazzled guests presenting a picture-perfect moment for families.
Boeing Commercial Airplanes President and CEO Kevin McAllister was in attendance to show his appreciation for teammates and their families.
“It’s great to be here celebrating Family Day with Boeing South Carolina,” said McAllister. “I had the chance to say hi to the families and thank our teammates for the great work they’re doing here across all operations on safety and quality. Keep up the great work!”
Other exhibits that educated and entertained visitors included the Technology Exchange with a Virtual Reality display, and a Safety tent with Exovest demonstrations and a texting maze.
“One of my favorite parts of Family Day was meeting so many of our teammates’ family members, and seeing our teammates’ pride in showing their families the amazing work they do every day,” said Brad Zaback, VP and GM of the 787 Program and Boeing South Carolina Site Leader.
Many of Boeing South Carolina’s community partners also took part in the event showcasing their impact to our state. NASCAR Winston Cup Series Champion Bobby Labonte greeted visitors with supporters from Darlington Raceway. Teammates also impressed the crowds with a car and motorcycle show.
“Family Day is a time of celebration for me. It is the time I get to show my family how we work daily and build this awesome aircraft as a work family at BSC,” said Boeing South Carolina teammate Amelia Lucas. We work hard to keep a safe environment and produce quality work in an environment that shapes our culture.”