Lockheed Martin Camden Operations Wins Top Award from Arkansas Institute for Performance Excellence
CAMDEN, AR, 11-OCT-06 --
Lockheed Martin’s [LMT: NYSE] plant in Camden, AR, received the Arkansas Institute for Performance Excellence (AIPE) Governor’s Award on September 25. This annual award is the highest level of achievement for companies that demonstrate continuous improvement in areas such as quality management, productivity and financial effectiveness.
The award is the second honor bestowed on the Camden facility in the last two months. In September, INDUSTRYWEEK magazine named the Camden operation one of the 10 “best plants” in North America.
The AIPE recognizes organizations in Arkansas that have demonstrated a commitment to excellence, and promotes these companies as role models for others. The opportunity for performance evaluation is open to every organization in the state. Former Arkansas Gov. and Retired U.S. Sen. David Pryor presented the award to Lockheed Martin’s Camden Operations General Manager Norm Anderson during a ceremony in Hot Springs, AR.
“This is a tribute to the hard work and dedication of the Camden employees who come to work everyday engaged in the mission of serving our warfighter,” said Norm Anderson. “Without their strong desire to contribute to the success of our Armed Forces, this would not be possible.”
Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control’s Camden Operations, which employs approximately 450 in southern Arkansas, is the final assembly site for the Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) line of launchers and precision-strike rockets; the transformational High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) launcher and the Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) Missile, the world’s only fielded, battle-proven terminal air defense missile employing hit-to-kill technology.