Pratt & Whitney closing San Diego composites facility

Work will be moved to Michigan and Singapore.

The San Diego Business Journal reported that Pratt & Whitney Composites, is closing its San Diego operations and moving manufacturing work to other facilities, primarily in Michigan and Singapore. The transfer and related activities are expected to be completed by mid-2010.

The report said the move would affect 100 San Diego jobs. It said that Pratt & Whitney blamed the consolidation on the downturn in the global economy and aerospace industry.

The story also reported that on June 24, Pratt & Whitney announced cuts to 200 salaried workers, including 170 of them in Connecticut. The company said the cuts represented less than 1 percent of its 37,000-member work force and followed declines in orders for new engines and maintenance and repairs.

Information: Click here for original San Diego Business Journal report.