U.S. Postal Service Selects Lockheed Martin for Mail Collection Containment System Study
OWEGO, NY, 15-JUL-03 -- Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] has been selected by the U.S. Postal Service to build and test prototype containment systems for curbside, walk-up and lobby letter mailboxes. The goal is to develop a standard containment system for mail collection that will minimize a postal carrier's exposure to potentially hazardous or contaminated items when retrieving mail from public collection stations funds a development phase and prototype testing of a containment system.
This effort is one of several supporting the U.S. Postal Service's Emergency Preparedness Plan to make the collection, distribution and delivery of mail to our homes and offices safer, said Michele Evans, director of Mail Automation Systems for Lockheed Martin Distribution Technologies.
Lockheed Martin welcomes the opportunity to provide a solution designed to keep postal workers - as well as the public - out of harm's way, Evans added. Our goal is to develop a system that is convenient for letter carriers to use, and is extremely cost-effective for the U.S. Postal Service to service and maintain.
As the leading technology solutions provider and integrator to the U.S. government, Lockheed Martin focuses on the defense, information technology and homeland security requirements of the military services and civil agencies. The Corporation's advanced technology solutions draw on world-class capabilities in systems engineering and integration, complex project management, software development and information technology. These align with emerging homeland security requirements for enhanced command and control, threat information alert and exchange, border control, critical infrastructure protection and emergency management and incident response.