Lockheed Martin Wins Contract to Perform Maintenance on Bell & Howell Sorting Machines
DALLAS, TX, May 31st, 2002 -- Lockheed Martin has received a contract from Ancora Jetsort to perform maintenance support on 23 Bell & Howell J-3000 sorting machines located in Baltimore, MD and Reading, PA. Jetsort locations are the largest installed sites for Bell & Howell commercial mailing letter sorters in the United States. Cynthia Sailar, Lockheed Martin Distribution Technologies vice president of Enterprise Mail said, "Ancora Jetsort is considered one of the most prestigious presort organizations in the country and we are very proud of its decision to trust our FirstSERVEÂ¿ service and support organization with its Bell & Howell equipment. Many companies are seeking quality maintenance services and Lockheed Martin can support them regardless of the type of sorter equipment they have installed."
The FirstSERVE program provides more efficient and timely service with advanced technical training courses to complement standard courses; more product and technical information accessible on the Web; fast-response service teams; a special quarterly newsletter and customer-focused bulletins; and a toll-free customer advocate hotline for customers to voice concerns or provide feedback about the service they have received.
"Lockheed Martin's FirstSERVE organization is considered to be one of the best in the industry," said David Johnson, vice president of Ancora Jetsort. "They are doing a tremendous job in our west division, and we are looking forward to great things from Lockheed Martin in the future. We are looking forward to a long-term relationship."
Lockheed Martin Distribution Technologies, Owego, NY, designs, produces and integrates mail automation, material handling, recognition and information processing systems for postal services, package delivery operations and corporate mail centers as well as distribution, fulfillment and manufacturing centers worldwide. Distribution Technologies is a business unit of Lockheed Martin Systems Integration - Owego, which is a business segment of Lockheed Martin Corporation, Bethesda, MD.
Ancora is the parent company of Presort Partners (in Southern California) and Jetsort (in the mid-Atlantic region). With five locations nationwide, Ancora companies presort approximately two billion pieces of mail annually. Jetsort's locations in Reading, PA and Baltimore, MD allow Ancora to service businesses from New York City to Washington, DC. The Baltimore site has achieved Mail Preparation Total Quality Management (MPTQM) certification from the United States Postal Service. For information on Ancora Jetsort, please visit www.ancoracapital.com.