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Lt. Governor Opens New Goodrich Facility in Massachusetts
UTC Aerospace Systems (Sensors Unlimited Products) Posted 07/20/2011New Westford Mass. factory will recruit 200 additional skilled personnel
CHARLOTTE, N.C., --Goodrich Corporation (NYSE: GR) welcomed Lt. Gov. Timothy P. Murray to its new location in Westford, Massachusetts, where he formally opened the facility. The lieutenant governor toured the modern operation, speaking with employees and observing some of the highly skilled work already underway. During the visit a check was also presented for $50,000 from the Goodrich Foundation to the Wounded Warrior Project.
"We are proud to welcome Lt. Gov. Murray to open this new operation and learn more about our plans for this facility. Over the next three years we expect to employ an additional 200 skilled personnel from across the state at this site, which will specialize in the development and manufacture of sensors for our growing intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) business," stated Tom Bergeron, president Goodrich's ISR Systems business. "We are also honored to present a check for $50,000 to the Wounded Warrior Project, an exceptional charity which is a consistent recipient of our support," he continued.
Goodrich's ISR business provides market leading mission critical intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance solutions that are used in space exploration, peace-keeping and force protection. Products include precision optics, electronics and software, long-range electro-optical/infrared and indium gallium arsenide sensors and systems for vital defense programs such as the Air Force U-2 high altitude reconnaissance aircraft and UK RAF's RAPTOR reconnaissance airborne pod for the Tornado aircraft.
Goodrich Corporation, a Fortune 500 company, is a global supplier of systems and services to aerospace, defense and homeland security markets. With one of the most strategically diversified portfolios of products in the industry, Goodrich serves a global customer base with significant worldwide manufacturing and service facilities. For more information, see www.goodrich.com.
Goodrich Corporation operates through its divisions and as a parent company for its subsidiaries, one or more of which may be referred to as "Goodrich Corporation" in this press release.
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