Employees In The Community: North Berwick Jet Pull Teams Raise Awareness for Multiple Sclerosis

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Employees In The Community: North Berwick Jet Pull Teams Raise Awareness for Multiple Sclerosis

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.@prattandwhitney workers win PWM International Jetport's Plane Pull supporting the fight against Multiple Sclerosis http://bit.ly/1t8jPkT

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The North Berwick Pull Team is pictured with the 2014 first place trophy.

The North Berwick Pull Team managed a 4.29-second, record-breaking pull.

The North Berwick Engineering Pull Team is pictured with friends and family.

Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 3:00pm

2014 marks Pratt & Whitney North Berwick's tenth year participating in the Portland International Jetport's Plane Pull, a fundraiser for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society supported by FedEx. FedEx parks its Boeing 757 airplane on the tarmac; teams of 25 are then tasked to pull this more than 72-ton plane a distance of 12 feet in the fastest possible time, using a rope and attached tow bar.

Over the past 10 years North Berwick teams have placed first five times, second three times and fourth once. The 2014 Pratt & Whitney team not only took first place, but also set an all-time event record of a 4.29-second pull.

"What can I say, we don't like second place," said Max Pelkey, DT inspector and Pratt & Whitney team captain. "We are Pratt & Whitney, and we lead from the front!" Click here to continue reading.


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