Boeing VP speaks in Florence about company’s plans for growth in state
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“FLORENCE, S.C. – Boeing loves South Carolina.
That was the message brought Friday to the Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce annual membership luncheon by keynote speaker J. Michael Luttig, executive vice president and general counsel of the aerospace giant.
But before Luttig detailed Boeing’s ever-expanding investment in the Palmetto state, he wanted the audience of about 500 at the Florence Civic Center to know how much state Sen. Hugh Leatherman of Florence means to him personally as well to the Boeing Company.
“There is no question that without you, Senator, the Boeing Company would not be in South Carolina,” Luttig said.
He also thanked chamber President Mike Miller and called Florence “one of the very best communities in South Carolina,” hailing downtown’s revitalization and the wide range of small and medium businesses here.
“In so many ways, we’re in this together,” he said. “Boeing is grateful for your friendship and support.””
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