Aerospace company, Pratt & Whitney has announced its plans to create 500 jobs over the next five years with a $386 million dollar plant expansion.
The expansion project is located in Columbus and construction has already begun on the 276,301-square-foot facility.
“That’s the new facility for the engine overhaul business, and it’s the lion’s share of the real property investments, although they will continue to make some improvements on the forging operation as well,” said Bill Murphy, executive vice president of economic development at the Greater Columbus Chamber of Commerce.
Last summer, Pratt & Whitney said that the Columbus Engine Center is the first site in the world to handle maintenance of the PurePower jet engines, also referred to as PW1000G engines. Other engines it is performing maintenance chores on include the PW1100G-JM, the PW1500G, the V2500, the PW2000, the F117 and the F100.
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