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  •  You have it backwards.... (6+ / 0-)

    ...when McDonnell Douglas lost the ATF (F-22) program and the JSF (F-35) program, and didn't really have anything new commercially, except the BWB, which is still at least a decade off, the writing was on the wall. As a result, McDonnell Douglas was eventually sold to Boeing in the 90's, though it was called a merger.

    They opened up their plant in North Carolina to bust the unions in Seattle. In fact, a little known fact is the engineers at Boeing in Seattle are in their own union. As an engineer, this is the only engineers union I've ever heard of.

    Regulated capital serves the people, unregulated capital serves itself.

    by Alumbrados on Fri Jan 18, 2013 at 10:09:24 PM PST

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    •  I heard from a relative (0+ / 0-)

      yeah I now, but this guy was a larger animal in the Boeing zoo: McDonnellDouglas bought Boeing with Boeing's money. The move to Chicago was because of the corporate culture.

      My take is that the McDonnell folks didn't like CA, weren't going to Seattle and the spouses wanted to view from the Golden Mile in the windy city.

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