Pratt & Whitney to invest $206 million to expand production in Georgia

June 27, 2023
The company, which specializes in aircraft and helicopter engines, will invest $206 million into the project and create 400 new jobs in the process.

Pratt & Whitney has announced plans to expand production at its facility in Columbus, Georgia. The company, which specializes in aircraft and helicopter engines, will invest $206 million into the project and create 400 new jobs in the process. As part of the planned expansion, new machinery and equipment will be purchased, and 81,000 square feet will be added to the Columbus Engine Center. This will allow Pratt & Whitney to increase capacity to 400 GTF engines per year. The expansion is scheduled to be completed in 2028. 

In a recent quote, Shane Eddy, President of Pratt & Whitney, said, “Pratt & Whitney has been doing business in Georgia for nearly 40 years, and in that time, our Columbus business has grown from a small manufacturing facility to a large, state-of-the-art manufacturing and overhaul center, where we employ approximately 2,000 employees. We remain committed to supporting manufacturing jobs in Georgia and see an incredible opportunity to expand our workforce and our company’s capabilities in Columbus, aligned with our Industry 4.0 strategy. This investment will help ensure that we have the infrastructure, machinery, and equipment upgrades in place to provide the best products and services to our customers worldwide. The tremendous support we receive from the community and state have contributed to our success in Georgia.”

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