Changes underway at Boeing’s Everett plant
Boeing’s venerable 747 faces an uncertain future, as do the 767 and the 777 classic. Those older airplane models have threadbare customer demand.
Robots, meanwhile, have slashed the number of people needed to paint a 777 wing, and more bots are on the way to automate other tasks.
With so many changes coming — from the Boeing Co. product line to the way the planes are made — what will the Chicago company’s Everett plant look like in a decade?