Pratt & Whitney Canada

Pratt & Whitney Canada

December 21, 2011 17:12 ET

Pratt & Whitney Canada Employees Donate Over $1.2 Million to Centraide's Annual Campaign

LONGUEUIL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Dec. 21, 2011) -

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Pratt & Whitney Canada employees and retirees in Quebec have once again generously supported Centraide of Greater Montreal, donating more than $1.2 million to the organization's annual campaign. Employees have donated $1 million or more for seven consecutive years. P&WC is a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX) company.

"The pride in our employees and retirees grows every year as we continue to help the less fortunate members of our communities," said Benoit Brossoit, Senior Vice President, Global Operations, P&WC. A cheque was presented for $1,218,693 to Michèle Thibodeau-DeGuire, President and Executive Director of Centraide, during a ceremony held at P&WC's Longueuil facility.

"We are honoured to receive this incredible generosity from P&WC employees and retirees and committed to playing such a vital role in supporting worthy causes throughout the Greater Montreal region," said Thibodeau-DeGuire.

P&WC's Centraide campaign, held at its Quebec facilities this fall, featured a number of creative activities to raise money, including a spaghetti lunch, a variety show, a hockey ticket draw and a golf tournament. The bulk of contributions came through payroll deduction, with 70 per cent of employees participating and giving a record average of $365 per employee.

P&WC's Leaders Circle campaign, for employees who make an annual donation of over $1,000, was also highly successful, raising $469,842 from a total of 329 leaders.

"We are delighted by this year's result and want to thank all our volunteers for working so hard to make it such a success," said P&WC employee Lyne Leduc, director of this year's campaign.

About Pratt & Whitney Canada

Founded in 1928 and a global leader in aerospace, Pratt & Whitney Canada is shaping the future of business aviation with dependable, high-technology engines. Every second, a Pratt & Whitney Canada-powered aircraft takes off or lands somewhere in the world. Pratt & Whitney Canada's engines, with more than 500 million hours in the air, are a benchmark for innovative design, dispatch reliability, operating economics and easy maintenance. Pratt & Whitney Canada is firmly committed to ensuring that its products are designed, produced and operated to minimize environmental impacts throughout their life cycle.

There are currently more than 50,000 engines in service on over 25,000 aircraft operated by some 10,000 operators in 200 countries. The most extensive support network in the industry, which includes more than 30 company-owned and designated service facilities, supports this global fleet.

Based in Longueuil, Quebec (Canada), Pratt & Whitney Canada is a United Technologies Corp. company (NYSE:UTX). UTC is a diversified company providing high technology products and services to the global aerospace and building industries.

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