Boeing investigating foot-long noose found in South Carolina plant

Boeing said it has launched an investigation after a foot-long noose was found hanging inside its South Carolina plant.

The noose, made out of nylon, was discovered dangling at the site Thursday in North Charleston where Boeing builds its 787 jetliners, the Post and Courier reported.

Brad Zaback, vice president and general manager of the 787 program, said in a statement to employees that he was “saddened and angered that a racially-charged symbol was discovered on site.”

“Diversity and inclusion are core to Boeing’s enduring values, and there is absolutely no place for racism and these cowardly acts in society and especially in our company,” the statement read. “We all have the responsibility to live according to our values and Boeing Behaviors in ways that are inclusive for all, and this type of behavior will not be tolerated.”

Zaback said company officials “take these matters very seriously.”

“We have already launched a thorough investigation, and will take all appropriate and necessary action,” the statement read. “I appreciate the courage and candor of our teammates for bringing issues forward that do not align with our company values.”

Zaback asked for anyone who has information regarding the incident “to come forward to me directly, or by contacting your manager, HR or our Ethics Helpline.”

“We will work through this, and I appreciate all of you looking out for each other,” Zaback wrote.

There was no note or any other material found hanging with the noose, according to the Post and Courier.

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