Momentum builds in Oklahoma City for Boeing as it organically grows
Critical mass is an attribute when you are working on growing your business.
Boeing Co. has it several years after creating an engineering capability center in Oklahoma City that serves not only the U.S. Air Force, but other Boeing customers throughout the globe.
Scott C. Strode, vice president and general manager of Boeing's aircraft modernization and sustainment arm, is proud of progress the firm has made to build its new home here.
Strode said Boeing believes Oklahoma is a great place to do business. It also made sense, he said, because it helps the company better manage numerous programs to support and improve thousands of Boeing aircraft that have decades-long careers of flying.
Those programs can be difficult to manage as priorities change when they aren't in a central location, he explained.
"We started a journey of significant growth as a part of that," Strode said.