Tuesday, February 7, 2017

UTC Foley wins award

FOLEY, Ala. -- UTC Aerospace Systems' facility in Baldwin County is one of Industry Week magazine's 2016 Best Plants winners. The site employs about 600 people who assemble nacelle components and oversee the integration of propulsion systems for the Airbus A320. In addition, the site will provide support for other new airplane platforms including the Bombardier C Series, the Embraer E2 and the Mitsubishi Regional Jet. The OE manufacturing facility is about 230,000 square feet, but later this year an 80,000-square-foot expansion currently under construction will open. It's designed primarily to house engine integration activities. The OE facility is co-located with the Alabama Service Center, a 210,000-square-foot maintenance, repair and overhaul facility for nacelle systems that serves customers in the Americas, and employs about 200 people. Together, the two businesses are Baldwin County's largest manufacturing employer. UTC Aerospace Systems is a unit of Connecticut-based United Technologies Corp. (Sources: UTC, Industry Week. 02/07/17) Note: The site handles work for the A320 series jetliners being built in nearby Mobile, Ala.