CHARLESTON, SC - Skanska has signed a contract with The Boeing Co. to build its Commercial Airplane Decorative Paint Facility in Charleston, SC. The contract is worth approximately $82 million.

The project is a 35,000-square-meter facility used to paint Boeing’s 787 aircraft. The facility includes two paint bays, office towers, and mechanical and electrical rooms. It has an extensive MEP system to handle the airflow requirements for the paint process. Construction started in November 2014 and is expected to be completed in November 2016.

Headquartered in New York, Skanska USA is one of the leading development and construction companies in the country, consisting of four business units: Skanska USA Building, which specializes in building construction; Skanska USA Civil, which specializes in civil infrastructure; Skanska Infrastructure Development North America, which develops public-private partnerships; and Skanska USA Commercial Development, which develops commercial projects in select U.S. markets.