Closing of Texas Facility Means More Jobs for Georgia

COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) -- Company officials say the closing of a Pratt & Whitney engine repair and maintenance center in San Antonio, Texas, will bring jobs to the west Georgia city of Columbus within a year.
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 reports 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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