Pratt & Whitney North Berwick has been named a recipient of IndustryWeek's 2015 North America Best Plants Award. 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.
"This is a huge achievement for Pratt & Whitney North Berwick and our special and talented team of employees," said Mike Papp, general manager, Pratt & Whitney North Berwick. "The award reflects our workforce's commitment to excellence, which has continuously enabled us to improve our manufacturing and quality systems to be a world-renowned manufacturer in the aerospace industry, and to be a great place to work."
Pratt & Whitney North Berwick, founded in 1979, has more than 1,400 employees. At one million square feet, it's the largest manufacturing facility in the state of Maine under one roof. The site manufactures world-class modules, components and parts for military and commercial engines including the PurePower® Geared Turbofan™ engines and the F135 engine for the Joint Strike Fighter.
"The recognition of North Berwick's accomplishments by IndustryWeek is a gratifying acknowledgement of Pratt & Whitney's investments in advanced manufacturing technologies and innovation as well as the quality of our employees and work environment," said Paolo Dal Cin, vice president of Manufacturing and Module Center Operations. "Pratt & Whitney continues to demonstrate its leadership in 21st century manufacturing."
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. Its further goal is to encourage other manufacturing managers and work teams to emulate the honorees by adopting world-class practices, technologies and improvement strategies. For additional information, visit www.industryweek.com.
Pratt & Whitney is a world leader in the design, manufacture and service of 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. To learn more about UTC, visit its website at www.utc.com, or follow the company on Twitter: @UTC.