TECHNICAL SURVEY: FACTORY OF THE FUTURE
Automated Pratt Facility Achieves 50% Capacity
Columbus, Ga.—Pratt & Whitney’s $200-million automated engine blade and disk manufacturing facility, which opened here in 1984, has reached about 50% of capacity and is expected to achieve full production output by the end of 1987. The plant produces compressor blades and rotor disks for Pratt & Whitney JT9D, PW2037 and PW4000 commercial engines and F100, F404 and TF30 military engines.
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