CHARLOTTE, N.C., July 2 (UPI) -- UTC Aerospace has officially opened a new headquarters in North Carolina following its acquisition last year of Goodrich Corp.
The headquarters in Charlotte can house 300 employees.
UTC Aerospace Systems designs, manufactures and services integrated systems and components for the aerospace and defense industries.
During an opening ceremony Friday, which was attended by North Carolina Gov. Patrick L. McCrory and company leaders, UTC Aerospace announced it was committing $250,000 to a professional development program for educators of science, technology, engineering and math by the Discovery Place museum.
The center will provide pre-K-12 STEM educators with intensive learning experiences and ongoing support.
UTC Aerospace also used the opening ceremony as a platform for presenting a check for $30,000 to the Charlotte chapter of Habitat for Humanity.
When UTC acquired Goodrich, it merged its acquisition with UTC's Hamilton Sundstrand unit and established the headquarters of the new company in Charlotte.