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Plano TX adding to its Legacy lineup of corporate headquarters as Boeing Global Services announces move

Boeing has selected a site in Plano, Texas, for the headquarters of its new Global Services business unit, which will be operational in July.

Plano Mayor Harry LaRosiliere said, “On behalf of the city of Plano, we are thrilled to welcome an iconic 100-year- innovative company like Boeing. Through the partnership with our city and the many amenities of Legacy West, we look forward to helping Boeing Global Services deliver on its mission.”

Boeing Global Services headquarters will be located in the Legacy West mixed- use development in northwest Plano, the company announced on PRNewswire on Wednesday afternoon.

Boeing Global Services President and CEO Stan Deal, several of his leadership team members and some support staff will be situated at the site, which will serve as a central hub for approximately 20,000 employees located around the globe.

Texas continues to be a global powerhouse in business expansion and relocation because of our economic policies that encourage industry leaders, like Boeing, to expand their operations here,” said Texas Governor Greg Abbott. “As governor, I will continue to promote a low-tax and reasonable regulatory environment that removes barriers to entry and provides certainty for developing industries. I am proud to welcome Boeing’s new Global Services unit to Texas and look forward to working with them further to continue their expansion in the Lone Star State.”

Boeing selected the greater Dallas area because it’s centrally located within Boeing’s U.S. footprint, has good proximity to major operations for commercial customers and defense partners, and serves as a transportation hub that will allow the company to reach customers quickly and efficiently.

Deal, a veteran Boeing exec, said, “We are excited to establish the Global Services headquarters in Plano. We have a fixed focus on serving our customers worldwide, and this location assists in our mission of providing uncompromising service worldwide.”

Boeing will host an opening ceremony at the new location once Boeing Global Services is operational in July.

In November 2016, Boeing announced the Deal would be leading Global Services, which will be formed by integrating the services capabilities of the defense, space and commercial sectors into a single, customer-focused business. Operating as a third business unit of Boeing, Global Services will provide agile, cost-competitive services to commercial and defense customers worldwide.

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Rogers-O’Brien Construction employing drones to guide recycling efforts at Legacy West in Plano TX

Drones are helping with recyling efforts - City of Plano TX
Drones are helping with recyling efforts – City of Plano TX

From the City of Plano

At Legacy West, construction cranes are not the only things filling the sky at the northwest corner of Legacy Drive and the Dallas North Tollway. Rogers-O’Brien Construction is using drones to oversee the building of Legacy West, a 35-acre project consisting of an extensive retail center for shopping, dining and fun. Construction began in May 2015 and some sections of this highly-anticipated complex will be open for business in spring 2017.

A camera drone flies to heights of 500 feet as part of the construction team. One person watches the drone from the ground and another at the office steers the joystick with a screen to monitor the drone’s photography. According to Steve Pesnell, senior superintendent, Rogers-O’Brien Construction has used drones since 2010, helping site managers stay on top of large projects.

The drone is launched weekly to the same exact coordinates, cruising over the site and photographing the project’s progress. It provides detailed photos–providing valuable information for planning, such as verification of the number of pallets of stone delivered.

In addition to coordinating the workforce of 300 crew members and the myriad of tasks, recycling construction debris is also carefully monitored and managed with the drone. To date, over 1,630 tons of concrete, masonry, sheetrock, metal, paper, plastic and wood have been recycled and diverted from the landfill.

With an outstanding diversion rate of 98.95 percent, Rogers-O’Brien is doing its environmental best for future generations as they build a stunning development for our generation.

Special thanks to the City of Plano, Environmental Waste Services Division, 4200 W. Plano Parkway, Plano, TX 75093

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