Lockheed Martin Camden Operations Named Arkansas Recycling Coalition’s Corporate Recycler of the Year
CAMDEN, AR, 12/14/2009 --
Lockheed Martin's [NYSE:LMT] facility in Camden, AR, has been selected as the Arkansas Corporate Recycler of the Year by the Arkansas Recycling Coalition.
The Arkansas Recycling Coalition, formed in 1989, is comprised of over 200 companies, government agencies, nonprofit organizations and individuals dedicated to promoting reduce, reuse, recycling and sustainability practices in Arkansas.
This award, along with the plant's recent Shingo Silver Medallion award for manufacturing excellence, places Lockheed Martin's Camden facility among a select group of World Class Lean Manufacturing companies focused on manufacturing excellence.
"Recognition by the Arkansas Recycling Coalition with the Corporate Recycler of the Year award demonstrates Camden Operations' commitment to delivering environmental and operational excellence," said Glenn David Woods, site director at Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control's Camden Operations. "We have an excellent team that is fully engaged and focused on supporting our customers' environmental objectives while reducing our environmental footprint, and this award is a confirmation for everyone involved in that endeavor."
The Corporate Recycler of the Year Award recognizes businesses or organizations that have developed successful waste reduction programs, which include beneficial reuse and recycling practices, and the purchase of recycled products for their own operation. The award is intended to recognize businesses and organizations for implementing recycling into the office and manufacturing setting as a method of saving landfill space, preserving resources and reducing waste disposal costs.
As part of Lockheed Martin's "Go Green" program, Camden Operations has recycled over 85 percent of its waste products and reduced landfill waste by more than 30 percent. More than 384 tons of total waste has been diverted from the local landfill and 63,966 pounds of recycled materials are diverted on a monthly basis, reducing the facility's environmental footprint.
Lockheed Martin's Camden Operations is the final assembly site for the Multiple Launch Rocket System line of launchers and precision-strike rockets, the transformational High Mobility Artillery Rocket System launcher and the Patriot Advanced Capability-3 Missile, the world's only fielded, combat-proven terminal air defense missile employing hit-to-kill technology. Additionally, the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense launcher began production at the facility earlier this year.
Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin is a global security company that employs about 140,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. The corporation reported 2008 sales of $42.7 billion.