Lockheed Martin’s Lufkin Facility Named One of America’s Top 10 Best Plants by IndustryWeek Magazine

LUFKIN, TEXAS, January 17, 2012 – Lockheed Martin’s [NYSE: LMT] Lufkin Operations was selected as one of IndustryWeek magazine’s “Top Ten Best Plants” for 2011.

IndustryWeek’s Best Plants program, which honors 10 winners each year, recognizes world-class plants on the leading edge of manufacturing and operational excellence, with ongoing efforts to increase competitiveness, enhance customer satisfaction and create stimulating and rewarding work environments.

“Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control’s Lufkin Operations demonstrates winning strategies for achieving operational excellence. Those strategies, combined with a continuous-improvement mindset, drive world-class manufacturing. IndustryWeek congratulates Lockheed Martin’s Lufkin Operations’ success and welcomes the opportunity to share its story,” said Jill Jusko, senior editor and IndustryWeek’s Best Plants director.  

“I am very proud of the Lockheed Martin Lufkin team and their commitment to excellence in support of our warfighters,” said Keith Johnson, site director for Lockheed Martin’s Lufkin Operations. “Maintaining the high level of quality and performance that our customers require is a demanding task, but our employees have continually demonstrated their commitment to excellence time and time again through the products they produce on a daily basis.”

In addition to the Lufkin facility, Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control facilities in Orlando and Ocala, Fla., Camden, Ark., and Troy, Ala., have also been honored by IndustryWeek as being among the Top Ten Best Plants in 2007, 2006 and 1997 respectively.

Lockheed Martin’s Lufkin Operations produces electronics and sub-assemblies for the Patriot Advanced Capability-3 Missile, the Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System, the Army Tactical Missile System and the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense weapon system.

Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin is a global security company that employs approximately 126,000 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 2010 sales from continuing operations were $45.8 billion.