Pratt & Whitney's West Palm Beach Facility: How It All Started
The landscape has changed drastically in the 50 years since Pratt & Whitney officially dedicated its new Florida facility (designated the Florida Research and Development Center) on May 27, 1958. If you could step back in time and survey the land for the first time, just as the first company officials did more than 50 years ago, you might be taken aback by what you would see, or more interestingly, what you wouldn't see.
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About 1939 my grandfather received a small framed poem for Father’s Day. He liked it so much that he hung it on the wall where it stayed until he died. I forgot the author, but remembered the words: DAD – To give and to forget the gift; to welcome, cherish and to lift; to Love us though we fail to show the thanks we ought to let him know; to see our good when others judge us bad; God does these things and so does DAD.
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