Hamilton Sundstrand, Rockford, IL, Bargaining Unit Approves New Contract

WINDSOR LOCKS, Conn., May 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Local 592 of the United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America (UAW), representing hourly employees at Hamilton Sundstrand in Rockford, Ill., ratified a new three-year labor contract today, by a vote of 92 percent in favor.

Hamilton Sundstrand, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corporation (NYSE: UTX), is headquartered in Windsor Locks, Conn. The agreement covers more than 400 production and maintenance employees in Rockford.

Doug Balsbough, vice president of human resources said, "We are pleased that Hamilton Sundstrand employees have ratified the contract. The negotiating teams for both the company and the union worked hard to reach an agreement acceptable to both sides."

With 2007 revenues of $5.6 billion, Hamilton Sundstrand employs approximately 18,600 people worldwide. Among the world's largest suppliers of technologically advanced aerospace and industrial products, the company designs, manufactures and services aerospace systems and provides integrated system solutions for commercial, regional, corporate and military aircraft. It is also a major supplier for international space programs.

United Technologies Corp., of Hartford, Conn., is a diversified company providing high-technology products and support services to the building and aerospace industries worldwide.

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