Lockheed Martin Receives Prestigious Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award

 Lockheed Martin Receives Prestigious Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award

PR Newswire

DALLAS, Nov. 14, 2012

DALLAS, Nov. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin's (NYSE: LMT) Missiles
and Fire Control business unit was chosen by the United States Department of
Commerce as a 2012 recipient of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award
for performance excellence.

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The Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award represents one of the highest
honors that can be awarded American companies for their achievements in
leadership, strategic planning, customer relations, measurement and analysis,
workforce and operations focus, and results. Named after the former U.S.
Secretary of Commerce Malcolm Baldrige, Congress established the award program
to promote the importance of quality and performance excellence, and to
encourage the sharing of best practices.

"Receiving the Malcolm Baldrige Award is a tremendous honor for Missiles and
Fire Control," said James F. Berry, president of Lockheed Martin's Missiles
and Fire Control business. "It represents the culmination of a 15 year journey
focused on performance excellence, which has been ingrained in all we do. It
is a testament to our employees' dedication to excel in every aspect of our
business and deliver unmatched value to our customers."

Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control designs, develops and produces
advanced combat, missile, rocket and ground vehicle systems for U.S. and
allied nations. The company is Lockheed Martin's lead business for research,
development and production of electro-optical and smart munitions systems, and
is also a leader in technologies related to millimeter wave radar, image and
signal processing, advanced materials, electronic packaging and large-system

Over the past 15 years, Missiles and Fire Control has received a number of
national awards for their commitment to continuous improvement and performance
excellence, including five Facilities Excellence Council Awards, eight
IndustryWeek Top 10 Best Plant Awards, 12 James S. Cogswell Awards for
Superior Industrial Security and 17 Occupational Excellence Awards. 

Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin is a global security and
aerospace company that employs about 120,000 people worldwide and is
principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture,
integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and
services. The corporation's net sales for 2011 were $46.5 billion.

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SOURCE Lockheed Martin

Website: http://www.lockheedmartin.com
Contact: Cheryl Amerine, +1-240-271-2836, cheryl.amerine@lmco.com
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