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Pratt & Whitney to expand in Georgia, invest $386m

Staff Writer | February 14, 2017
Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies, will invest $386 million in its Columbus, Ga.
Pratt & Whitney
Expansion   A 20,000-square-foot specialized facility
The company will invest in facility to increase the production of parts and maintenance services and to reduce costs for new and existing engine programs.

The investments will go toward the purchase of automated machinery and equipment upgrades and construction of two new buildings on the property.

The building construction will include a 200,000-square-foot facility to overhaul GTF engines.

A 20,000-square-foot specialized manufacturing facility and related infrastructure will also be built to house a new isothermal forge press that will be used to manufacture turbine disks and compressor rotors for Pratt & Whitney engines.

A 20,000-square-foot specialized manufacturing facilityOther upgrades to equipment and machinery are also planned.