Eddie Hubbard and William Boeing with a Model C on the shores of   Seattle’s Lake Union– circa 1919

The Boeing Company was founded in 1916 by William E.Boeing in Seattle.  Boeing was originally called Pacific Aero Products Co. Boeing originally worked in the timber industry where he learned about wooden structures and this knowledge was used in the early days of design and assembly of aircraft. The company stayed in Seattle to be close to a ready supply of timber.

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