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Boeing seeks $30 million grant for V-22 mod workshop in Ridley Park

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The Boeing Co. is seeking a state grant to help transform a vacant industrial building at its Ridley Park manufacturing plant into a massive aircraft-modification workshop, saying the site may be overlooked for a lucrative, job-sustaining military contract if the facility isn’t constructed there.

The Chicago-based aerospace firm is seeking $30 million in state redevelopment funds for the $64.9 million project at the Boeing Philadelphia complex in Delaware County, where it produces V-22 Osprey and CH-47 Chinook military aircraft, according to a grant application provided to the Inquirer.

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