Lockheed Martin Units Name 18 Small Businesses as Outstanding Suppliers

ORLANDO, FL, 04/26/2010 --

Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] will recognize 18 small businesses from across the United States for their outstanding support of the Corporation's business units in Orlando, FL, and Dallas, TX, at an awards ceremony this Friday in Orlando.

Each year, Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control in Dallas and Orlando, and Lockheed Martin Simulation, Training & Support in Orlando, nominate and select small businesses that have consistently provided outstanding support and products during the past year. Lockheed Martin Aeronautics in Fort Worth, TX presents similar awards in December each year. Though the corporation has thousands of suppliers, only a few small businesses are recognized for their outstanding quality in goods and services.

"Small business partners bring a unique skill set to our products and services," said Dale P. Bennett, president of Lockheed Martin Simulation, Training & Support. "We have developed a long and valuable relationship with them and are happy to recognize the significant role they play in the success of our Corporation."

"Our small business partners are vital to our mission success," said James F. Berry, president of Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control. "Lockheed Martin relies heavily on materials, services, solutions, resources and components through our small businesses to provide our customers with world-class products."

The two Lockheed Martin businesses recognized the following outstanding small business providers for their efforts in 2009: (In alphabetical order:) Alabama A&M University, Normal, AL; Armorit, Sarasota, FL; B.E. Meyers, Redmond, WA; Cherokee Nations Industries, Stillwell, OK; Crestwood Technology Group, Yonkers, NY; Cypress Springs Enterprises, Mt. Pleasant, TX; Engineered Mobile Solutions, Inc. Batavia, OH; Ensign-Bickford Aerospace & Defense Company, Simsbury, CT; Evans Capacitor Company, East Providence, RI; Global Technical Systems, Virginia Beach, VA; Metters Industries Inc., Orlando, FL; Olson Design Group, Minneapolis, MN; Omega Precision, Santa Fe Springs, CA; R & D Electronics, Inc., Brownsboro, AL; Renton Coil Spring Company, Renton, WA; Sey-Tec, Hurst, TX; TEVET, Greeneville, TN; and Whaley Construction Company, Inc., Troy, AL.

Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin is a global security company that employs about 136,000 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 2009 sales of $45.2 billion.