Pratt & Whitney statement
The need to reduce cost, maximize shop load and increase efficiencies is driving P&W to consolidate our San Antonio operations. Pratt & Whitney plans to relocate the majority of work performed in San Antonio to other business units including, but not limited to, Columbus Engine Center in Georgia.
Overhauls will move to Columbus Engine Center, F100 Repairs will move to North Berwick Repair Operations and PSD in Arkansas, and Serviceable Military Assets will move to Oklahoma City. This will help us better use shop capacity while reducing costs both internally and to the customer.
Supporting functions, including warehousing, will be expanded in those operations to accommodate the additional work.
Over the coming days, the transition team will meet with each affected employee individually to discuss the expected business needs and individual roles during the transition period.
We have plans in place to ensure the work transitions as smoothly as possible to help minimize the impact on employees at the San Antonio facility while ensuring our customer commitments continue to be met.
It is anticipated that the transition will occur using a phased approach completing sometime in the first half of 2014.
This is a business realignment. This decision is in no way a reflection on the performance of the San Antonio Operation.
We will work to make the transition period as smooth as possible to help minimize the impact on employees at the facility in Texas and their families.
The San Antonio Pratt & Whitney facility opened in 1994.
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