Pratt & Whitney
$386 Million Investment
On February 14, Pratt & Whitney announced that it will create more than 500 new jobs and invest $386 million to expand its Columbus facility. The world-leading designer and manufacturer of service aircraft engines and auxiliary power units has been based in Muskogee County since 1984. Its new expansion speaks to the company’s commitment to the Columbus community and the State of Georgia.
Pratt & Whitney currently employs 34,000 individuals, with 1,200 located in Columbus, and supplies more than 11,000 customers worldwide. The new high-quality manufacturing jobs will include administration, supervisory and technical support, production and maintenance positions.
“We’re investing heavily in our Columbus business to support the increased production and services planned for our F135 and GTF engines,” said Chris Calio, President, Pratt & Whitney Commercial Engines. “This investment will ensure we have the appropriate infrastructure, tooling and trained workforce in place to provide the best products and services to our customers worldwide. The tremendous support we receive from the community and state have contributed to our success in Georgia.”
The State team that assisted with Pratt & Whitney’s successful expansion plans included the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD), TCSG, Georgia Quick Start, the Greater Columbus Chamber of Commerce, the Columbus Development Authority and Georgia Power’s Regional Project Manager, Clint Taylor.
About Pratt & Whitney
Pratt & Whitney is a world leader in the design, manufacturing and service of aircraft engines and auxiliary power units. United Technologies Corp. provides high-technology systems and services to the building and aerospace industries. To learn more about UTC, visit the website at www.utc.com.