Thread regarding Pratt and Whitney layoffs

New facility opening in North Carolina. 800 new jobs

WLOS: Pratt & Whitney production facility to bring $650 million, 800 jobs to Buncombe County.
https://wlos.com/news/local/economic-development-announcement-to-be-made-for-buncombe-county-project

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Hi – I'm a journalist based in Atlanta and cover military affairs and the defense industry in the South. I'm interested in speaking with any workers in Connecticut who expect to be affected by Pratt's move to North Carolina. Please feel free to email me at taylor.k.barnes@gmail.com if you'd like to speak (anonymously if you need) or please feel free to pass my email along to other workers. best, Taylor

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Post ID: @2Vfsi+17zwikH7

If you look at the proposed map, this new plant has no current road access. None. The site is bounded on 3 sides by the French Broad river and on the south side by the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Pratt & Whitney may be a multi billion dollar company, but it isn't getting its own exit on the BRP or I-26. Before any real site work can be done, they have to build a bridge over the French Broad to Brevard Road.

This thing has boondoggle written all over. There are hundreds of of more turn key locations in low cost/aerospace areas of the US (Florida/Arizona/Texas/Oklahoma).

The jury is out if any of the people who made this deal will still have jobs at Pratt when the bridge opens.

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Post ID: @Dmqj+17zwikH7

"Why aren't they opening it in CT?"

Unions and taxes.

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Post ID: @5kvj+17zwikH7

Why aren't they opening it in CT ?????????????????????????????????????????????????

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Post ID: @5hat+17zwikH7

Stop asking for more than you're worth and you wouldn't lose your work.

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Post ID: @4kgn+17zwikH7

Boeing did something very similar when they built a plant in South Carolina a non-union state and transferred work from Washington Union state to South Carolina workers. It’s not fair.

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Post ID: @4dwc+17zwikH7

Yes, Turbine Airfoils are currently made in East Hartford by union hourly employees. Much of the processing is outsourced, already.

Airfoils were made in North Haven before that, but were moved to EH when P&W no longer needed the excess capacity in the 2000's.

There is a 99% chance NC facility will be non union and they will move currently outsourced processes in house and under one roof - because if you are going to the trouble of moving, it just makes logical sense.

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Post ID: @2oum+17zwikH7

The politicians in CT drive everyone out. Can't blame Pratt for moving. The pandemic gives them an excuse to shift work out of state. Keep voting for the anti-business Democrats if you want more.

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