NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCBD) – Boeing officials has identified the individual responsible for hanging a noose at the North Charleston facility where the 787 jetliners are manufactured.
The incident happened the afternoon of March 1st. An official with the plant said a foot-long noose, made from a nylon material, was found hanging at the plant but did not specify as to which building it was found.
Boeing addressed the racially-charged symbol saying, “there is absolutely no place for racism and these cowardly acts in society and especially in our company.” They say that diversity and inclusion are core to their values.
An investigation was launched and Boeing officials encouraged employees who may have had information about the incident to come forward.
Plant leaders on Tuesday said they have identified the person responsible after completing a thorough review of the matter.
“This individual’s actions are a violation of our company’s values and behaviors, and as a result, this individual is no longer with the company,” said Brad Zaback, vice president and general manager of the 787 Program. “We do not tolerate actions that undermine our core values.”
Zaback said Boeing believes in treating every person with respect and dignity, something he said he witnessed across the Boeing South Carolina campus every day.
“We all have a responsibility to uphold our values and model the Boeing Behaviors in all that we do,” he said.
The name of that person has not been released.