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Sikorsky Cancels Furloughs

October 7, 2013

Marcia Heroux Pounds, Sun Sentinel

Oct. 07--Sikorsky Aircraft, which builds and tests military helicopters in western Palm Beach County, has canceled its plan to furlough 2,000 workers due to the federal government shutdown, parent firm United Technologies Corp. said Monday.

The cancellation follows the recall of Defense Contract Management Agency inspectors responsible for auditing and approving operations throughout the manufacturing process for military products, UTC. said. While the shutdown continues, the Pentagon on Saturday recalled most of its 350,000 workers.

UTC has said it would furlough up to 5,000 workers, including some potentially at Pratt & Whitney in Palm Beach County, if the shutdown continues.

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Original headline: BRIEF: Sikorsky cancels furlough plan


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