Per The Los Angeles Times and ABC News, The Boeing Company will move 1,000 employees to the company's Long Beach and Seal Beach facilities. The Long Beach plant, still bearing the Douglas sign, is scheduled to stop production of the C-17 Globemaster III in early 2015. This will presumably open up the facility to customer support operations.

This is exciting news for the aerospace industry in Southern California, an area once littered with aircraft factories in Burbank, Downey, Long Beach, and other places. It's also exciting news for employees in the Southern California aerospace industry, who were previously staring down a lifetime of living in Palmdale.