Julie Johnsson and Richard Clough

Business, Safety

Boeing Will Halt Work at Seattle-Area Factories

Boeing 737 Max planes at the company's manufacturing facility in Renton, Wash., in March 2019. Boeing 737 Max planes at the company's manufacturing facility in Renton, Wash., in March 2019. (David Ryder/Bloomberg News)

Boeing Co. is temporarily shuttering its Seattle-area manufacturing hub for two weeks, adding to a wave of plant closings sweeping the globe and compounding difficulties for a company navigating one of the aviation industry’s biggest disruptions in decades.

March 23, 2020