LI execs say $1.2B for Black Hawks good for employment

Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Credit: Newsday / J. Conrad Williams Jr.

The $1.2 billion in the federal spending bill allocated for 62 UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters will boost employment at Hicksville Machine Works Corp. by as much as 29 percent and maintain the head count at several other Long Island companies, aerospace executives said Wednesday at a Huntington manufacturing facility of Telephonics Corp.

“I’ll probably bring in 15 to 20 people” in the third quarter, said John Spiezio, president of 68-employee Hicksville Machine Works. The company works on the fuselage, tail rotor head and landing gear for Stratford, Connecticut-based Sikorsky Aircraft... ›› read more