Employees from Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne Campus in Canoga Park Donate More Than 700 Backpacks and School Supplies to Area School

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 19, 2008 – Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne and Hamilton Sundstrand Space, Land and Sea-Rocketdyne recently donated more than 700 backpacks and school supplies to students at Rosa Parks Learning Center. Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne and Hamilton Sundstrand, leaders in rocket engines and space electronics, are units of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX). More than 500 of the backpacks were delivered to the students during a recent school assembly, while an additional 200 will be distributed to students who begin the school year in October. The backpacks were filled with school supplies and were purchased and collected by Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne and Hamilton Sundstrand Space, Land and Sea-Rocketdyne employees.  This was the 10th year the company led “Project Backpack,” reaching thousands of low-income students in Simi Valley and the San Fernando, Conejo, and Santa Clarita valleys.

“Many families cannot afford basic school supplies for their children,” said Debra Bergman, education relations coordinator, Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne. “These backpacks fulfill that need and help children get off to a great new start this school year. Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne is proud to be part of that.”

Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne, Inc., a part of Pratt & Whitney, is a preferred provider of high-value propulsion, power, energy and innovative system solutions used in a wide variety of government and commercial applications, including the main engines for the space shuttle, Atlas and Delta launch vehicles, missile defense systems and advanced hypersonic engines.

Pratt & Whitney is a world leader in the design, manufacture and service of aircraft engines, space propulsion systems and industrial gas turbines. United Technologies, based in Hartford, Conn., is a diversified company providing high technology products and services to the global aerospace and building industries.


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