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PRATT & WHITNEY NEWS

July 2014

Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Community, Featured

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Honors Five Pratt & Whitney Employees at 'Hartford's Finest' Dinner and Fashion Show

The Connecticut Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation along with honorary chairman and Hartford Mayor Pedro Segarra, honored "Hartford's Finest" at a special toast to outstanding professionals that took place at the Marquee on June 26. … See more

Thursday, July 24, 2014
Community, Featured

North Berwick Employee Marks 20 Years of Making a Difference in Students' Lives

Junior Achievement is the world's largest organization dedicated to educating students in grades K-12 about entrepreneurship, work readiness and financial literacy through experiential, hands-on programs. … See more

Tuesday, July 8, 2014
Community, Featured

Pratt & Whitney Volunteers Help Travelers Championship Run Smoothly

With its commitment from sponsors, players and fans, the Travelers Championship at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell has become an important part of sports history in Connecticut and an event that organizers have called one of the best on the PGA Tour. … See more

June 2014

Thursday, June 19, 2014
Community

Manchester Students Attend Class Outdoors During Pratt & Whitney-Sponsored Discovery Center Camp Week

Fifth-grade students from two Manchester schools recently spent a week in Woodstock Valley, Connecticut, in a residential camp program through the Discovery Center, a leading educational diversity initiative in Connecticut. … See more

Thursday, June 12, 2014
Community

Pratt & Whitney Employees Value Spirit of Friendship, Competition at Special Olympics

On a beautiful spring day in East Hartford, Connecticut, inside Pratt & Whitney's iconic hangar, two employees, Bob Gallipeau and John Zepp, sit casually in the massive space, sharing stories about their decades of volunteering for Special Olympics. … See more

Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Community

Pratt & Whitney Supports Urban Youth at CPEP Challenge Day

Since 1986, CPEP - Catalysts Powering Educational Performance - has been providing children in Connecticut with an exciting approach to the disciplines of science, technology, engineering and math. … See more

May 2014

Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Community

Pratt & Whitney Cycling Club Members to Participate in Two June Charity Events

With brakes, chains, cables and clamps all checked and ready to go, the Pratt & Whitney Cycling Club is gearing up to participate in two charitable rides this spring. … See more

Thursday, May 22, 2014
Community

Students Receive Special Gift from Pratt & Whitney at Hartford Youth Scholars Foundation 'Senior Send Off'

The Hartford Youth Scholars Foundation recently celebrated the college acceptances of the 14 members of the Class of 2014 at a "Senior Send Off" held at On20 in Hartford, Conn. … See more

March 2014

Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Community

Pratt & Whitney Hosts Special Olympics Floor Hockey Competition

Fulfilling their philanthropic mission to support non-profit organizations in their goals, Pratt & Whitney was once again sponsor and host to the floor hockey competition of the 32nd annual Special Olympics Winter Games. … See more

February 2014

Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Community

Pratt & Whitney North Berwick Donates to 'Outdoors Again' Wheelchair Park Project

In 2012, Pratt & Whitney North Berwick was invited to participate in a golf tournament sponsored by Howe & Howe Technologies in Waterboro, Maine. Howe & Howe Technologies organized this first annual tournament to raise funds for their Outdoors Again project. … See more

Tuesday, February 4, 2014
Community

Pratt & Whitney's Columbus Engine Center Gives to Community During the Holidays

Charitable giving provides the lifeblood that allows countless organizations to continue to carry out their work, and Pratt & Whitney's Columbus Engine Center in Georgia certainly went above and beyond this past December as they jumped into several projects that made the holidays brighter for a number of people. … See more

January 2014

Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Community, History

Pratt & Whitney Artifact Rediscovered During Library Renovations

While moving artifacts out of the Raymond Public Library to prepare for renovations, workers discovered an old shovel hidden in a closet behind books. The shovel was a surprising and valued find once it was determined that it was used at the groundbreaking ceremony of the Pratt & Whitney Aircraft factory on July 16, 1929. … See more

Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Community

Pratt & Whitney Contributes $125,000 Toward Goodwin College CPT Manufacturing Program

Joe Sylvestro, Pratt & Whitney's vice president of Manufacturing, presented a check for $125,000 to Goodwin College officials at a ceremony held at the River Street campus in East Hartford, Conn., on Jan. 17. … See more

Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Community

P&W North Berwick Supports 'Wreaths Across America'

Mike Papp, general manager for Pratt & Whitney North Berwick Parts Center, recently presented a check for $300 to the Patriot Riders of America – Maine Chapter One, in support of the Wreaths Across America project. … See more

Thursday, January 16, 2014
Community

Pratt & Whitney North Berwick Collects More Than 70 Coats for Kids

Adding to the tens of thousands of coats that are donated to families in need each year, Pratt & Whitney North Berwick collected 71 coats as well as a number of hats, gloves and snow pants as part of Maine's 2013 Coats for Kids drive. … See more

Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Community

Pratt & Whitney Materials Control Laboratory's Mitten Tree Helps Homeless

"Warm hands signify a warm heart," writes Candace Christiansen in her children's story, "The Mitten Tree." It is believed that this enchanting tale of generosity was the impetus in the formation of National Mitten Tree Day, which is now celebrated each Dec. 6. … See more