Headquarters for Boeing builder set

A building group's regional office in Greenville will be the headquarters for a joint venture that will design and build Boeing Co.'s new $750 million 787 Dreamliner final assembly plant in North Charleston, state officials said Friday.

A joint venture of the BE&K Building Group and Turner Construction, with design partner BRPH, has been awarded the design-build contract for the plant, state Department of Commerce officials said.

Construction of Boeing's new facility could create up to 2,000 jobs, state officials said.

The BE&K Building Group's South Carolina regional office in Greenville will serve as the headquarters for the BE&K/Turner/BRPH design-build team, the officials said.

In 2006, BE&K Building Group, in a design-build partnership with BRPH, delivered two major facilities at the site.

They include a 342,000-square-foot building used for fabrication and assembly of aft fuselage sections for the Boeing 787 aircraft, and the adjacent Global Aeronautica production facility that is 50 percent owned by Boeing.

The plant is scheduled to open in 2011.