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Pratt & Whitney Creating 180 Jobs in Columbus, Georgia

Global aerospace company Pratt & Whitney is creating 180 manufacturing jobs in Columbus, Georgia, as part of an expansion that will accommodate the overhaul of military aircraft engines. The Columbus Engine Center will see a facility renovation, new tooling and equipment, and an upgrade of the test cell.

"I am very pleased with the support the Department of Economic Development has provided to help Pratt & Whitney bring approximately 180 new manufacturing jobs to its Columbus engine overhaul facility," said Pratt & Whitney President David Hess. "These new manufacturing jobs will allow Pratt & Whitney to remain competitive and viable in the global engine overhaul market while keeping jobs in the United States and better serving its long-time customer, the United States Air Force and its large C-17 fleet located in Charleston."

The Columbus plant works on Pratt & Whitney F117 engines. The facility measures 215,000 square feet and currently employs more than 300 people.

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