Pratt & Whitney Canada Boosts Production Capacity
December 6, 2007 By Corrie
Dec. 6, 2007, Longeuil, Que. - P&WC to open new assembly line for helicopter engines in Saint-Hubert, Que.
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.
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