Pratt & Whitney Canada

Pratt & Whitney Canada

May 04, 2009 16:15 ET

Pratt & Whitney Canada's Centraide Campaign Earns Two Awards for Outstanding Contribution

LONGUEUIL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - May 4, 2009) - Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) received two "Solidaire" awards from Centraide of Greater Montreal for its exceptional efforts during the organization's 2008 fundraising campaign. These awards recognize the leadership and social dedication demonstrated by the volunteers and agencies that support Centraide of Greater Montreal. P&WC is a United Technologies (NYSE:UTX) company.

P&WC's Quebec employees collected a record-breaking $1,138,000 during last year's campaign. Each employee gave $278 on average, which surpassed the previous year's average. Over 65 per cent of P&WC employees proudly participated in 2008 and a record 266 "leader" donors ($1,000 donation or more) contributed to the campaign. This year, P&WC was additionally nominated for the "Leader Campaign" category due to their impressive contributions.

These outstanding results earned P&WC a "Solidaire" award in the 1,000-employees-plus category. This category recognizes the quality of a Centraide workplace campaign ranging from the awareness activities implemented to the support and commitment provided by committee members. Canadian Auto Workers (Quebec), Local 510 also received a "Solidaire" award in the "Trade Union Support" category. P&WC has proudly earned two "Solidaire" awards for two years in a row and has been recognized each year for its achievements since 1994.

"We are pleased to maintain our tradition of giving back to the community, having supported Centraide of Greater Montreal for 28 years," said John Saabas, President of P&WC. "I am equally delighted to see that the generosity of our active and retired employees has once again been recognized."

Pratt & Whitney Canada, based in Longueuil, Que., is a world leader in the design, manufacture and service of aircraft engines powering business, general aviation and regional aircraft and helicopters. The company also manufactures auxiliary power units and industrial gas turbines. United Technologies, based in Hartford, Conn., USA, is a diversified company providing high technology products and services to the global aerospace and building industries.

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