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Frontiers March 2013 Issue

in a supporting role STARS Small Ohio site’s employees play big role building, servicing and upgrading complex missile, submarine and aircraft systems By Diane Stratman Heath, Ohio, offers the simpler life that is typical of many Midwestern towns in the United States. It has that friendly small-town feel where folks might relax on the front porch on warm summer evenings, locals are eager to give the scoop on the best produce around, and where a traffic jam is getting stuck behind a slow-moving farm tractor. By contrast, Heath is also home to a Boeing facility where more than 400 employees perform highly complex work on sophisticated aircraft, missile and submarine systems. The site is Boeing’s desig-nated Strategic Fabrication Center where employees manufacture, repair and overhaul various electronic and mechanical systems for the U.S. Navy, Air Force and allied nations. “People are often surprised that in a factory that borders soybean and corn fields, work is being done on many of the mili-tary’s most complex electronic and mechanical systems,” said 28 BOEING FRONTIERS / MARCH 2013


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