Boom Supersonic Tops Out

September 14, 2023

BE&K Building Group and Boom Supersonic Celebrate Topping Out of Final Assembly Line Building

On Thursday, September 14, 2023, BE&K Building Group (BE&K) and Boom Supersonic (Boom) celebrated a major project milestone with a topping out celebration for Boom’s Overture ​​​​​​​Superfactory final assembly line (FAL) project in Greensboro, North Carolina. BE&K’s leadership, project team members, subcontractors, and Boom’s leadership and employees celebrated the event with a traditional beam signing. To commence the ceremony, Chris Taylor, Vice President of Manufacturing at Boom, took the stage to deliver opening remarks. Frank Holley, BE&K’s President + CEO, and Jason Boyles, BE&K’s Senior Project Manager, also addressed the audience. The celebration also included generous raffle prizes donated by Eldeco, Procon, Ace/Avant, Gamewell, Steelfab, Jetlen Supply, Solid Rock, AAR, and MR&D. Additionally, a lucky Gamewell worker won an Overture model plane generously donated by Boom.

BE&K is providing design-build services for Boom’s new 180,000 GSF FAL. In this facility, Boom will produce and assemble Overture, its supersonic commercial airliner. Overture will be capable of carrying 65-80 passengers and flying on 100% sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) at twice the speed of today’s fastest passenger jets. The FAL will be constructed with a focus on energy efficiency and will be LEED certified. This certification and the facility’s energy-efficient design will play a crucial role in Boom’s journey toward achieving their company’s net-zero carbon target by 2025.

The project is on track to reach completion in the second quarter of 2024.

For live construction updates from Boom, click here. For an overview of the Overture Superfactory project, click here. To read Boom’s official press release about the event, click here.