Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control's Lufkin Plant Receives Safety Award
DALLAS, TX, 28-MAR-01 -- Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control's Lufkin Operations was recently recognized by the Texas Safety Association (TSA) with an Award of Merit for a perfect safety record in calendar year 2000. The TSA annually awards facilities that either improve or maintain a perfect safety record in any calendar year. A perfect record means the Lufkin facility did not experience any recordable or lost-workday injuries during all of 2000.
Our workforce is dedicated to operating in a safe and efficient manner, said Tommy Thompson, Lufkin plant manager. This award is testament to that fact. The employees of Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control here in Lufkin deserve a tremendous amount of credit for their efforts in making our plant one of the safest in the State of Texas. We have a superb group of employees.
The safety program at Lockheed Martin in Lufkin involves several safety representative employees. These representatives handle and communicate safety problems, conduct safety training and participate in accident investigations, when applicable. They meet monthly to review safety-related issues or incidents and make plans for safety awareness among the employees. Once a month, a safety-related training communications are sent to all Lufkin employees to keep safety awareness active, as well as to increase overall safety education.
Located in Dallas, Tex.; Orlando, Fla.; and Sunnyvale, Calif., Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control develops, manufactures and supports advanced combat, missile, rocket and space systems. The company is organized in seven program/mission areas: Strike Weapons, Air Defense, Anti-Armor, Naval Munitions, Fire Control and Sensors, Fire Support and Product Development