A week ago, Boeing delivered its first 787 Dreamliner to All Nippon Airways. Then on Thursday there was another celebration when Boeing voice president Jack Jones cut a ribbon at the unique maze at the Boone Hall Plantation.
The maze pays homage to the new South Carolina plant where about 5,000 Boeing workers will produce the Dreamliner. The ribbon cutting was the beginning of a two-day weekend festival at Boone Hall.
Boone Hall contracts with a corn-maze designer who creates the intricate field by using GPS guidance to expertly cut the field into varying designs.
Boeing announced plans to build its 1.2 million-square-foot North Charleston assembly plant in 2009.
“Early in our talks with Boeing, it became very, very clear that Boeing had tremendous commitment to the community, to its employees and to its company,” said Rick Benthall, Boone Hall spokesman. “It was a priority, for anything they were involved in, that first their employees could benefit … and that the community could benefit.”