Recently published in the Post and Courier newspaper
October 23, 2019
Post & Courier
I am the president of Dunhill Staffing Systems. We are a Charleston based staffing company that has enjoyed the good fortune of being a supplier of contract labor to Boeing here and across the nation. Like many, including the national press, I have followed the 737 Max story. I have little doubt that the leadership of Boeing is doing all it can to fix the issues that have plagued this plane.
What’s prompting this letter is the news of a nineteen-hour flight from New York to Sydney, the longest commercial flight ever. The national press, especially NBC, reported this accomplishment at length but the accounts I watched never once mentioned that it was a Boeing plane. Not only was it a Boeing plane, but it was a 787-9 Dreamliner that included major components built here in Charleston. Tom Costello, the NBC correspondent who was on the flight, spent more time talking about himself than the remarkable plane that he flew in. I’m not surprised. It seems their goal is to tear down rather than build up many of our great companies and institutions.
Each day, countless individuals are safely transported around the world on
Boeing aircraft. My congratulations to the thousands of dedicated Boeing employees who build those planes, but most especially to those who, including our own employees, who built this 787 Dreamliner that flew non-stop halfway around the planet.
Neil G. Whitman CPC
Dunhill Staffing Systems
1459 Stuart Engals Blvd.
Mount Pleasant SC 29464