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Lockheed Martin’s Sikorsky helicopter plant in Coatesville, which last month was scheduled to be shut down by year’s end, will stay open, saving 465 jobs, CEO Marillyn Hewson confirmed Wednesday night, The Philadelphia Inquirer reports. The decision to keep the helicopter plant open was heavily influenced by President Trump, who even spoke about it via Twitter after hearing the news regarding the decision to keep it open. “Thank you to Lockheed Martin, one of the USA’s truly great companies!”, stated Trump. The Lockheed Martin Sikorsky helicopter plant has been a prominent business in Chester County and has even produced a helicopter commonly named “Marine One” used for transporting the president and other government officials. Chester County residents are thrilled about the decision to keep the helicopter plant open because of the 100’s of jobs being saved across the area. Sikorsky has 6 helicopters currently under construction and are set to be finished this fall.