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Vector Aerospace among Best Places to Work in Atlantic Canada
Vector Aerospace Summerside, Prince Edward Island, facility has been named as one of the “Best Places to Work in Atlantic Canada” by Progress magazine and Best Companies Group
Vector Aerospace, June 10, 2016 - Summerside, PE – Vector Aerospace Corporation a global independent provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, is pleased to announce that its Summerside, PE facility has been named as one of the “Best Places to Work in Atlantic Canada” by Progress magazine and Best Companies Group.
This annual survey and awards program, now in its tenth year, was designed to identify, recognize and honor the best employers in Atlantic Canada, benefiting the region's economy, workforce and businesses. Vector Aerospace’s Summerside facility was one of 30 companies recently honoured during an awards ceremony held in Halifax, NS.
“I am extremely proud that our employees consider us to be one of the best places to work in Atlantic Canada,” said Jeff Poirier, President of Vector’s Engine Services – Atlantic division. “Our success is largely due to the commitment of our employees and our culture of customer service that exists throughout the entire organization.”
To be considered for participation in the The Best Places to Work in Atlantic Canada program, companies had to fulfill the following eligibility requirements:
- Be a for-profit, not-for-profit business or government entity;
- Be a publicly or privately held business;
- Have a facility in the Atlantic Canada region;
- Have a minimum of 15 employees in the Atlantic Canada region;
- Be in business a minimum of 1 year.
Vector’s Summerside facility is this year celebrating its 25th anniversary. It has been providing world-class engine MRO services since 1991, and today employs over 450 skilled workers at the location.
About Best Places to Work survey and awards: The Best Places to Work survey and awards program was designed to identify, recognize and honor the best employers in Atlantic Canada, benefiting the region's economy, workforce and businesses. The list is made up of 30 companies. Companies from across the region entered the two-part survey process to determine the Best Places to Work in Atlantic Canada. The first part consisted of evaluating each nominated company's workplace policies, practices, and demographics. This part of the process was worth approximately 25% of the total evaluation.
The second part consisted of an employee survey to measure the employee experience. This part of the process was worth approximately 75% of the total evaluation. The combined scores determined the top companies and the final ranking. Best Companies Group managed the overall registration and survey process in Atlantic Canada, analyzed the data and determined the final rankings.
About Vector Aerospace: Vector Aerospace is a global provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services. Through facilities in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Australia, South Africa, Kenya and Singapore, Vector Aerospace provides services to commercial and military customers for gas turbine engines, components and helicopter airframes. Vector’s customer-focused team includes over 2,300 motivated employees.
Vector Aerospace holds approvals from some of the world's leading turbine engine, airframe and avionics OEMs. Powerplants supported include a wide range of turboshafts, turboprops and turbofans from General Electric, Honeywell, Pratt & Whitney Canada, Rolls-Royce and Safran. Vector Aerospace also provides support for a wide range of airframes from Airbus Helicopters, Bell, Boeing and Sikorsky, its capabilities including major inspections and dynamic component overhaul, and offers full-service avionics capability, including aircraft rewiring, mission equipment installation and glass cockpit upgrades.
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