Pratt & Whitney North Berwick has been named a recipient of IndustryWeek´s 2015 North America Best Plants Award, the company said.
The award recognizes world-class facilities in North America that perform with excellence in terms of increasing competitiveness, enhancing customer satisfaction and creating stimulating and rewarding work environments.
Pratt & Whitney is a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) company.
Pratt & Whitney North Berwick, founded in 1979, has more than 1,400 employees. Its one million square feet manufacturing facility in Maine manufactures world-class modules, components and parts for military and commercial engines including the PurePowerÂ® Geared Turbofanâ¢ engines and the F135 engine for the Joint Strike Fighter.
Also being honored as a 2015 Best Plant is United Technologies´ Carrier Transicold facility located in Athens, Georgia. Carrier Transicold is a leading producer of transport refrigeration equipment for trucks, trailers and rail cars.
This is the first year that two United Technologies plants have been named to the list in the same year. IndustryWeek will include a profile of the Athens and North Berwick facilities in its April/May issue and will feature the operations at its 2016 Manufacturing & Technology Conference and Expo being held May 3-5 in Chicago.
Established in 1990, the IndustryWeek Best Plants awards program annually recognizes plants, located in North America, that are on the leading edge of efforts to increase competitiveness, enhance customer satisfaction and create stimulating and rewarding work environments.
Pratt & Whitney designs, manufactures and services 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.