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Pratt & Whitney Canada Boosts Production Capacity

Dec. 6, 2007, Longeuil, Que. - Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) has been adding 200 new production workers in Quebec.


December 6, 2007
By Carey Fredericks

Dec. 6, 2007, Longeuil, Que. – Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC)
has been adding 200 new production workers in Quebec and is
establishing a new helicopter engine assembly line at its Saint-Hubert,
Quebec, facility to meet growing demand for its engines. P&WC is a
United Technologies company.

"We continue to ramp up production as we grow in all our market
segments, including business and regional aircraft, and helicopters,"
said Benoit Brossoit, Senior Vice-President, Service Centres and
Operations, P&WC.

Since June 2007, about 200 new production workers have been hired to
increase manufacturing capacity. To boost recruitment efforts, the
company organized last August a Job Fair at its plant in Longueuil.

"The Job Fair was a huge success and helped us fill much-needed
production positions, including machinists, bench mechanics, engine
assemblers, sheet metal workers and operations inspectors," said
Brossoit. "We built up a bank of qualified candidates and will be
calling on some of them to fill another 30-50 positions in the near
future."

P&WC is opening a new assembly line in Saint- Hubert for PT6T
Twin-Pac(TM) helicopter engines. The Saint-Hubert facility will also
continue to operate as a major overhaul and repair facility.

P&WC currently has about 5,800 employees at its Quebec facilities, and more than 7,300 employees in Canada.

Pratt & Whitney Canada, based in Longueuil, Quebec, is a world
leader in the design, manufacture and service of aircraft engines
powering business, general aviation and regional aircraft, and
helicopters. The company also offers auxiliary power units and
industrial gas turbines. United Technologies, based in Hartford, Conn.,
USA, is a diversified company providing high technology products and
services to the global aerospace and building industries.