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UPDATE: Rockwell Collins announces location for Collins Aerospace

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UPDATE: Rockwell Collins gave the following statement to employees today:

UTC Aerospace Systems and Rockwell Collins today shared with their employees a proposed high-level organizational structure for Collins Aerospace. The preliminary structure is designed around six strategic business units based at existing UTC Aerospace Systems and Rockwell Collins sites that combine complementary capabilities, solutions and expertise. They include:

·       Aerostructures in Chula Vista, California     

·       Avionics in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

·       Interiors in Winston-Salem, North Carolina

·       Mechanical Systems in Charlotte, North Carolina

·       Mission Systems in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

·       Power & Controls in Windsor Locks, Connecticut

A goal in designing this new organization is to limit disruption, and employee relocations are expected to be minimal. The company will maintain significant footprints in Charlotte, North Carolina, and Cedar Rapids, Iowa. In addition, a small executive leadership office will be located at an existing UTC site in Palm Beach County, Florida.

The proposed structure will serve as the foundation for additional integration planning and will continue to evolve. Until the transaction closes, UTC Aerospace Systems and Rockwell Collins will continue to operate as two separate businesses.

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Original Story:

Rockwell Collins and UTC Aerospace Systems announced the location for Collins Aerospace headquarters Thursday afternoon. 

According to the Iowa City Press-Citizen, executive offices for the new campaign will move to Palm Beach County, Florida. Cedar Rapids will hold on on two divisions of Rockwell Collins after the company's $30 billion acquisition by United Technologies, headquartered in Farmington, Connecticut.

The company is expected to have about 70,000 employees and generate around $23 Billion in revenue. 

Rockwell Collins is the largest employer in Cedar Rapids with around 8,000 employees there, they have another 1,000 employees at other locations in Iowa. According to Rockwell Collins website they employ 30,000 people worldwide and are experts in "flight deck avionics, cabin electronics, cabin interiors, information management, mission communications, and simulation and training."

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