Boeing trims contract workers at S. Carolina plant

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CHARLESTON, S.C. — Boeing is trimming the number of temporary contract workers employed at its South Carolina assembly plant.

The company said Friday that the reductions have been planned for some time and have nothing to do with battery problems in its 787 jetliners.

Boeing assembles 787s in its North Charleston plant, as well as at a larger facility in Everett.

Boeing Co. spokeswoman Candy Eslinger said the North Charleston plant employs more than 6,100 people. She said none of the regular Boeing workers are affected.