Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), has announced an investment of up to USD 100 million in its existing West Palm Beach facility that will create up to 215 new jobs by 2022 supporting the company´s defense programs, the company said.
The USD 100 million investment will support the expansion of the campus and the new equipment needed for manufacturing, engineering, and the development of new technologies.
Pratt & Whitney opened its original 7,000-acre facility in West Palm Beach in 1958, focusing on engineering and research. In 2014, the company opened its 97,000-square foot West Palm Beach Engine Center and state-of-the-art engine production facility.
Pratt & Whitney has made more than USD 188 million in capital investments in its West Palm Beach facility since 2000 to support the production of the world´s only geared turbofan commercial engine, the Pratt & Whitney GTF, as well as the engine for the world´s only fifth generation fighter jet.
Pratt & Whitney is a world provider of the design, manufacture and service of aircraft engines and auxiliary power units. United Technologies Corp., based in Farmington, Connecticut, provides high-technology systems and services to the building and aerospace industries. To learn more about UTC, visit its website at www.utc.com, or follow the company on Twitter: @UTC.