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Lockheed Martin and Crowley Receive U.S. Navy Nunn-Perry Award

Over the past several years, Lockheed Martin has developed many successful partnerships through the Department of Defense Mentor- Protégé Program, which incentivizes DoD contractors to assist small businesses in enhancing their capabilities, and to increase the participation of such firms in Government and commercial contracts. As a result, Lockheed Martin has won multiple Nunn-Perry Awards, which was named in honor of former U.S. Senator Sam Nunn and former Defense Secretary William Perry to recognize outstanding mentor-protégé teamwork and technical achievement.


Pictured (left to right): Ken Carkhkuff, NAVAIR OSBP; Brad Taylor, DoD OSBP; Sheila Oechslin, Lockheed Martin Supplier Diversity; Chris Ivanonko, Lockheed Martin MPP PM; Tom Crowley, President, Crowley Fabricating & Machining, Co., Emily D. Harman, SES, SECNAV, OSBP

Congratulations to the Lockheed Martin and Crowley Fabricating & Machining Co., Inc. team for being awarded the 2015 DoD Nunn-Perry award, the only US Navy winner for FY15. Protégé Crowley Fabricating & Machining Co., Inc. is a Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) that specializes in metal stamping, Computer Numerical Control (CNC) milling and turning, water-jet cutting, and sheet metal fabricating and assembly.  Crowley achievements from the Mentor-Protégé agreement include: a 33% increase in employee growth, a 97% increase in annual revenue, more than 6 DoD prime contracts awards, and over 360 DoD subcontract awards; as well as increased technical innovations and capabilities, including Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM) techniques, spot welding, sheet metal fabricating expansion, achievement of ISO9001 and AS9100 certifications, and finally, enhanced cybersecurity readiness.


Corporation’s Supplier Partnerships & Leadership Earn Top Recognitions

Lockheed Martin was honored for its leadership in manufacturing efficiency and supply chain sustainability at the 2016 Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council summit held May 24-26 in Washington, District of Columbia. In addition, both Sikorsky and the Corporation were recently recognized with the highest possible rank of “Exceptional” by the Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) for their small business performance on Department of Defense (DOD) contracts in 2015.


To achieve the DCMA top rating, Lockheed Martin and Sikorsky exceeded all of its DOD contract goals and performed with outstanding success to promote significant initiatives for small business, veteran-owned business and other underrepresented supplier groups. According to the DCMA, the Exceptional rating “signifies that the company has an exemplary program or practices that could be used as a model by other contractors in similar industries.” 


On May 25, the non-profit Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council (SPLC) recognized Lockheed Martin’s best practices and leadership with two awards.

  • SPLC Supplier Engagement Award

Based upon its Supplier Diversity and Better Plants case studies, Lockheed Martin earned the Supplier Engagement Award for its work to motivate and support high sustainability performance by its suppliers.

  • Outstanding Case Study Award

The Corporation also earned the Outstanding Case Study Award for its work on precious metals reclamation and its sustainable purchasing program. 

“Suppliers are critical to many of our large programs, and we work with multiple tiers of the supply chain to foster integrity, eliminate waste and leverage innovative technologies,” said Amy Gowder, vice president of Aeronautics’ Supply Chain Management and Global Supply Chain Operations Chair.

Read more about Lockheed Martin’s supplier sustainability leadership here.


Lockheed Martin Recognizes Big Achievements of Small Business Suppliers

ORLANDO, Fla., May 25, 2016 – Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) recognized 19 small business suppliers, out of thousands from across the nation, who have made extraordinary contributions to the Missiles and Fire Control business area’s products and services.

For more than 20 years, Lockheed Martin has annually celebrated small business suppliers providing quality goods and services, and outstanding support.

“Lockheed Martin relies on the outstanding performance of our small business partners to help us produce superior defense systems and advanced technologies that protect allied warfighters around the world,” said John Varley, vice president of global supply chain at Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control. “Our small business suppliers deliver innovative, high-quality, high-performing components that help us meet or exceed our customers’ expectations.”

For 2015, the outstanding small business providers are (organized by state):

  • Avans Machine, Scottsboro, Alabama
  • JEVAC Machine, Inc., Magnolia, Arkansas
  • KCA Electronics, Inc., Anaheim, California
  • One-Way Manufacturing, Inc., Anaheim, California
  • Gulf Marine of Clearwater, Clearwater, Florida
  • Powell Electronics, Inc., Coral Springs, Florida
  • Sunshine Aero Industries, Inc., Crestview, Florida
  • The Bernd Group, Dunedin, Florida
  • Orion Industries, Inc., Ayer, Massachusetts
  • Production Engineering Corp., Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Marotta Controls, Inc., Montville, New Jersey
  • American Products Company Inc., Union, New Jersey
  • PLX, Inc., Deer Park, New York
  • General Tool Company, Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Cera-Met, LLC, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
  • Container Research Corporation, Glen Riddle,  Pennsylvania
  • Schmiede Corporation, Tullahoma, Tennessee
  • Holleman Construction Company, Inc., Dallas, Texas
  • Mill-Tech Industries, Inc., Grand Prairie, Texas


Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Recognizes Top Performing Suppliers

FORT WORTH, Texas, May 25, 2016 - Lockheed Martin's (NYSE:LMT) Aeronautics business recently designated 25 small and large businesses as top-performing suppliers for 2015, representing the top 2 percent of a supply base of 1,200 suppliers.

"This award represents high performance and quality standards. To be considered, suppliers must maintain a 99 percent on-time delivery rating with a 100 percent quality rating," said Amy Gowder, vice president, Aeronautics Supply Chain Management and chair of the Lockheed Martin Supply Chain Council. "Suppliers play a vital role in the success of Lockheed Martin's innovative solutions and we acknowledge those who are highly committed to the quality of our products."

For their work in 2015, the top performing suppliers are:

Small Business:

  • Advanced Defense Solutions LLC, Bloomfield, Connecticut
    • Provides various forms of elastomeric tape and tape kits in support of the F-35 Program.
  • Click Bond Inc., Carson City, Nevada
    • Provides various forms of mechanical hardware and fasteners in support of multiple programs, including the F-35 and F-22.
  • Davis California Industries Inc., North Hollywood, California
    • Provides sheet metal and mechanical assemblies to multiple programs.
  • Fastener Technology Corporation, North Hollywood, California
    • Provides high-strength aerospace and captive fastening products to multiple programs.
  • InterConnect Wiring, Fort Worth, Texas
    • Builds and repairs loose wire assembly kits, electrical panels and wire harnesses for F-16, F-22 and C-130.
  • Jay-Em Aerospace Inc., Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
    • Provides wheels and brakes for the Taiwan F-16 Retrofit Modification Program.
  • K.T. Engineering Corporation, Rancho Dominguez, California
    • Provides canopy frames, shear webs and various assemblies for the F-35 program.
  • M2 Global Technology, San Antonio, Texas
    • Provides metallic BTP components and assemblies for the F-35, F-22, F-16 and C-130.
  • R & D Electronics, Brownsboro, Alabama
    • Builds loose wire assembly kits, electrical panels and wire harnesses for F-16 and C-130.
  • R.G.H. Associations Inc., West Babylon, New York
    • Provides CNC and conventional turning, milling and "light" assembly for the F-35, C-130 and C-5.
  • The McGinty Machine Company Inc., Wichita, Kansas
    • Provides precision-machined parts that supports the F-22, F-35 and C-130.
  • Vianh Company Inc., Garden Grove, California
    • Provides CNC precision machining for the F-35.

Large Business:

  • AMI Metals, Fort Worth, Texas
    • Provides aluminum plate and sheet for various programs.
  • BAE SYSTEMS Information & Electronic Systems Integration, Inc. Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Solutions, Greenlawn, New York
    • Provides the Advanced Identification Friend or Foe (AIFF) system for the F-16.
  • Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp., Westminster, Colorado
    • Provides advanced instruments and sensors, components, data exploitation systems for the F-35.
  • EMS Defense Technologies Inc., Norcross, Georgia
    • Provides the Antenna Intra-Flight Data Link (IFDL) for the F-22.
  • FTG Aerospace Inc., Chatsworth, California
    • Provides LED lighted acrylic panels and panel assemblies in support of both the F-16 and C-130.
  • Héroux-Devtek Inc., Laval, Quebec
    • Provides the Flight Opening Door Uplock System (FODUS) for the F-35.
  • Hoffman Engineering, Stamford, Connecticut
    • Produces interior lighting on the C-130J.
  • L-3 Communications Electronic System Services, Toronto, Ontario
    • Provides the data entry display and power supply for the F-16.
  • Michelin Aircraft Tire Company, Greenville, South Carolina
    • Provides tires for the CTOL/STOVL nose landing gear and tires for the CTOL main landing gear for the F-35.
  • R & F Products Inc., San Marcos, California
    • Provides non-metallic canopy boots, horizontal tail molded boots, final finish fairings, along with numerous rubber seals, gaskets and shims for the F-35.
  • TW Metals Inc., Forest Park, Georgia
    • Provides tube, pipe, bar, extrusions, sheet and plate in stainless, aluminum, nickel, titanium and carbon alloy for multiple programs.
  • UTC Aerospace Systems, Troy, Ohio
    • Provides wheels and brakes for the F-16.
  • Wyman-Gordon, North Grafton, Massachusetts
    • Provides forged components from high grade titanium and nickel based alloys for multiple programs.


F-35 Program Office Promises ‘Large Role’ for Small Business
March 10, 2016 | Marjorie Censer, Source: Inside Defense

The F-35 joint program office is seeking to ensure a major role for small business in the program’s sustainment phase.

Amanda Gentry, the F-35 science and technology lead, told Inside Defense in an interview this week that the program office today is pursuing small businesses with promising technology to improve the aircraft. But the office has a limited ability to directly buy from these companies. That, she said, will likely change in the future.

“The program office strategy right now . . . does not lend itself to do a lot of direct work with small businesses. We do some -- mostly in support services -- [but] we rely on Lockheed [Martin] and Pratt & Whitney and Northrop [Grumman] to do that subcontracting,” Gentry said. “As we close out [system design and development] and really move into sustainment, we have a whole team of folks that are identifying those acquisition strategies right now and small business will play a large role.”

For now, she added, “whether the check comes directly from us or the check comes from Lockheed Martin . . . as long as the small businesses are contributing, we're encouraging that.”

For the complete article, go to Inside Defense.


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Kurt Ravenfeld, left, Director, Global Supply Chain Operations, Corporate Engineering, Technology & Operations, accepts a leadership award for the Corporation’s best practices in supply chain sustainability.


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