HARTFORD, Conn. – United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) honored its commitment to supporting a diverse, global business environment with its 9th annual Diverse Business Exchange on Thursday, Oct. 7. The event united more than 220 members of UTC’s supply chain at United Technologies Research Center in East Hartford, Conn.
This year’s theme, Connecting the Value Chain, fostered connections among minority, veteran and women-owned businesses and created networking opportunities between suppliers and supply management executives from UTC and its business units. United Technologies has spent more than $930 million with minority and women-owned businesses in the past year.
“It’s a simple concept with proven results. The broader our reach, among a wider range of suppliers, the better positioned UTC is to give its customers innovative products and solutions,” said Eileen P. Drake, UTC Vice President Operations.
C&P Manufacturing Inc., a minority owned and certified Small-Disadvantaged Business in South Windsor, Conn., was honored with the 2010 Diverse Supplier Excellence award. C&P Manufacturing Inc. has been a trusted supplier to Pratt & Whitney for more than 25 years.
DiversityBusiness.com ranked UTC 14th among the Top 50 Organizations for Multicultural Business Opportunities in 2010.
United Technologies Corp. provides energy efficient products and services to aerospace and building industries. UTC’s products include Carrier heating, air conditioning and refrigeration, Hamilton Sundstrand aerospace systems and industrial products, Otis elevators and escalators, Pratt & Whitney aircraft engines, Sikorsky helicopters, UTC Fire & Security systems and UTC Power fuel cells.