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Archived: BuyMass to Conduct Supplier Matchmaking Event with Pratt & Whitney

Posted on July 27, 2012

Pratt & Whitney, the Connecticut-based global designer, manufacturer and servicer of aircraft engines, industrial gas turbines and space propulsion systems, will meet on August 6 with potential Massachusetts business partners at a supplier matchmaking event sponsored by the BuyMass initiative.

PrattPratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corporation, will meet privately with more than a dozen pre-qualified companies at a BuyMass matchmaking event sponsored by Associated Industries of Massachusetts (AIM), the Economic Development Council (EDC) of Western Massachusetts, and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Pratt is looking for potential suppliers with expertise in:

  • Five-Axis Milling
  • Plasma
  • Splining
  • Heat Treat
  • EB Weld
  • Laser drill/weld house for large CAN liners and nozzles
  • EDM drilling with inspection capability

Participating companies will be evaluated based upon the demonstrated quality of their manufacturing process, the equipment they use and their experience providing products and services under the exacting standards of the aerospace industry.

“The matchmaking event gives Pratt & Whitney the opportunity to find innovative and world-class suppliers in Massachusetts while allowing companies here to speak directly about their technologies and products to one of the world’s foremost companies,” said Richard C. Lord, President of Associated Industries of Massachusetts and Chief Executive of the BuyMass initiative.

The event will take place at Pratt & Whitney’s offices in East Hartford, Connecticut.

There is still time for Massachusetts companies to apply to participate in the matchmaking event with Pratt and Whitney. Companies that apply will be notified by Thursday, August 2, whether they have been approved for a meeting.


BuyMass is a public/private collaboration to encourage companies to develop regional supply networks and commercial relationships with other employers in the commonwealth. The initiative maintains a statewide supplier directory called and arranges focused business-to-business meetings throughout Massachusetts between global companies and best-in-class suppliers.

There is no guarantee that a meeting at BuyMass matchmaking will lead to a contract or business relationship with Pratt & Whitney – it merely provides an opportunity for a company to introduce itself.