United States of America Sundyne recognized with Pioneer award for outstanding economic development

Mar. 21, 2008
United States of America

ARVADA, Colo., Mar. 21, 2008 – Sundyne Corp., a subsidiary of Hamilton Sundstrand, has been awarded the prestigious Pioneer Award from the Arvada Economic Development Association in Colorado. The award is given each year to a Jefferson County company that demonstrates community leadership, involvement, innovation and sustained business and service excellence. Hamilton Sundstrand is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).

Ingrid Russell, Sundyne Corp.’s director of global finance accepted the award at the Jefferson County Industry Appreciation Awards Breakfast at the Arvada Center in Colorado. The Pioneer Award that was awarded to Sundyne is the most prestigious award given to a Jefferson County company.

“We are extremely honored to receive this award from the City of Arvada and Jefferson County,” stated Phil Ruffner, president of Sundyne Corp. “This is a testament to our employees’ hard work and community involvement,”

“At Sundyne world headquarters in Arvada we design and develop pumps and compressors to process gas and fluids that people use everyday to run their cars, heat their homes and make products like paper, cosmetics and ice cream,” said Jeff Wiemelt, vice president and general manager of Sundyne. “Our engineered products are built right here in Arvada and shipped around the world to help provide power for life’s basic needs,” said Wiemelt.

Sundyne Corp. started doing business in the Arvada headquarters building in 1977 where it continues to manufacture pumps and compressors serving oil, gas and petrochemical industries. Sundyne serves over 4,000 customers in 117 different countries. It has factories in England, France, Germany, Wisconsin, China and Japan. Sundyne employs over 800 people worldwide, and has over 375 employees at the Arvada headquarters. The company owns 33 patents and exports 65% of its products.

About Sundyne Corp.
Headquartered in Arvada, Colo., Sundyne Corp. is a leading global manufacturer of engineered pumps and compressors serving process industries worldwide. Additional information can be found at www.sundyne.com. Sundyne is a subsidiary of Hamilton Sundstrand, which is headquartered in Windsor Locks, Conn. Hamilton Sundstrand employs approximately 18,300 people worldwide and had 2007 revenues of $5.6 billion. Among the world’s largest suppliers of technologically advanced aerospace and industrial products, the company designs, manufactures and services aerospace systems and provides integrated system solutions for commercial, regional, corporate and military aircraft. It also is a major supplier for international space programs.

United Technologies Corp., based in Hartford, Conn., is a diversified company providing high technology products and services to the building and aerospace industries worldwide