Lamont Says He's Received Assurances From UTC

John Silva
June 11, 2019 - 4:24 pm

Governor Ned Lamont. Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

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(Hartford, Conn./WTIC) - On the heels of word over the weekend that United Technologies would be merging with defense contractor Raytheon, Governor Ned Lamont is speaking out.

Lamont says he's received assurances from UTC CEO Greg Hayes that there'll be a continued commitment to Connecticut.  

One thousand positions will be added at Pratt and Whitney, says the governor.  

And Lamont says Otis Elevator will remain in the state once it's spin-off from UTC is complete.  That's expected to finalized by next year.

Lamont says he and Hayes spoke over a 48 hour period after the UTC-Raytheon news broke on Sunday.

Connecticut is losing the corporate headquarters of the new company to Boston.

With it will go about 100 corporate jobs, with the vast majority of the other positions remaining in Connecticut.