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40 ‘Incredible’ years
In 1967, Boeing opened a facility in Everett, Wash., to support manufacturing of the 747 jetliner. Working on this airplane was a team nicknamed “The Incredibles,” in recognition of its efforts to develop the 747 amid numerous challenges. Forty years later, Everett is the home of four successful airplane programs and is the workplace for more than 25,000 Boeing employees. Here’s how the site and the surrounding community have grown.