Pratt & Whitney will expand its site in Palm Beach County, FL, creating 215 jobs. In addition to these new jobs, since 2012, the global manufacturer of aircraft engines and auxiliary power units has created 300 jobs in Florida and employs a total of more than 1,300 Floridians.
“Pratt & Whitney is committed to expanding operations at our West Palm Beach facility and creating highly-skilled and good-paying jobs,” said David Carter, Senior Vice President of Engineering for Pratt & Whitney. “We are thankful for the support we receive from the State of Florida and Palm Beach County as we add 215 positions to our employee base of 1,300 and $100 million in capital investment in addition to over $88 million we’ve invested in manufacturing and technology improvements to this site since 2012.”
Pratt & Whitney has been located in Palm Beach County for more than 60 years. The company serves as the foundation of the region’s Aviation/Aerospace/Engineering (AAE) cluster, which is home to more than 1,300 AAE companies.
“Today, I am proud to announce 215 new jobs for families in Palm Beach County,” said Governor Rick Scott. “As Governor, one of the best parts of my job is meeting families across our state and over the past seven years, I’ve heard firsthand from them just how important our focus on job growth is to their success. Today’s exciting announcement shows why Florida is leading the nation in job growth and why we will never stop fighting to make sure that hard-working companies, like Pratt & Whitney, can grow and create jobs.”
“Pratt & Whitney’s expansion is another sign that employers are benefiting from Florida’s pro-business policies and finding the talent they need to grow in the Sunshine State,” said Cissy Proctor, Executive Director of the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity. “The new jobs in manufacturing and engineering will provide opportunities for hardworking families in the area.”
The project was made possible through partnerships between Enterprise Florida, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity and Palm Beach County’s Business Development Board.
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