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April 18, 2014 at 7:04 AM

Boeing: The company will get what it pays for by moving engineers

Corrected version Boeing’s Groundhog Day is coming again [“Boeing managers say transfer of engineer jobs damaging talent, morale,” Business/Technology, April 15]. Remember all the grandiose expectations when Boeing production was moved to South Carolina? Low wages, but high quality to continue. Several years later: many delays, poor quality, canceled contracts and Boeing is still struggling…


0 Comments | More in Boeing | Topics: Boeing, Doreen Suran, engineers

September 11, 2013 at 6:26 AM

Women engineers seek a sense of belonging

Professional woman can relate I was heartened to read in Dianne Chong’s opinion piece that she can “appreciate the relevance” of outward appearance for professional women. [“Guest column: The most common question from young women engineers? What to wear,” Opinion, Sept. 8.] The way “fitting in” and “belonging” are presented by young women can easily…


0 Comments | More in Business | Topics: business, engineers, gender

August 2, 2013 at 11:36 AM

Expensive delay with Highway-520 bridge pontoons

Outside firm should have done the job A state design team’s engineering error will cost taxpayers at least $81.1 million. [“Big bill and big delay to fix new 520 pontoons,” page one, July 31.] Why was the design of the new floating bridge left up to a state design team, which clearly wasn’t up to the…


0 Comments | More in Economy, Seattle, Transportation | Topics: engineers, expensive, floating bridge