Closing Of Texas Repair Center Means Jobs For Georgia

COLUMBUS, Ga. (April 17, 2013)--The closing of a Pratt & Whitney engine repair and maintenance center in San Antonio will mean more jobs for the west Georgia city of Columbus within a year, company officials said.

Pratt & Whitney said its Columbus Engine Center will pick up some of the work now being performed in Texas on F100 engines used in jets flown by the U.S. Air Force.

Company spokesman Matthew Bates did not break down how many jobs will be shifted to Columbus.

The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer reported that the "Military Aftermarket Services Operation" in San Antonio has about 125 people on its payroll.

Pratt said in a statement that the "primary facility" for the jet engine repairs and overhauls will be in Columbus.

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