Lockheed Martin Aeronautics recognizes supplier performance

Lockheed Martin Aeronautics recognizes supplier performance

27 small and large businesses represent the top 2% of a supply base of 1,400 suppliers.

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The first Lockheed Martin F-35B built at the Cameri, Italy, Final Assembly & Check-Out (FACO) facility rolled out May 5, 2017. (Aeronautica Militare Photo)

Lockheed Martin's Aeronautics business based in Fort Worth, Texas, recently designated 27 small and large businesses as top-performing suppliers for 2016, representing the top 2% of a supply base of 1,400 suppliers.

"This award recognizes suppliers holding a 98% on-time delivery rating with a 98% quality rating. Their role with us makes an impact far beyond performance – it ensures the ability to offer safety and security to customers across the globe," said Janet Duffey, vice president, Aeronautics Supply Chain Management. "As a leader in engineering, production and sustainment of aircraft, operational excellence and supplier performance are key tenants of our business model."

Top performing suppliers for 2016:

Small Business:

  • Advanced Defense Solutions Technologies, Bloomfield, Connecticut
    Provides various forms of elastomeric tape and tape kits in support of the F-35 program.
  • Aero Engineering & Manufacturing Company, Valencia, California
    Provides various sheet metal parts, including clips and brackets in support of the P-3 program and C-130 ring segment assemblies.
  • Complete Technical Representation, Inc., Carrollton, Texas
    Provides machined components for the C-130, F-16, F-22 and F-35 programs.
  • D-J Engineering, Inc., Augusta, Kansas
    Provides project tools and production aids for aircraft assembly.
  • Electro Enterprises, Inc., Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
    A Distributor of standard electrical components for various programs.
  • Globe Engineering Company, Inc., Wichita, Kansas
    Provides complex tube assemblies in support of multiple Lockheed Martin platforms, including the C-130, F-16 and F-35.
  • Heart of Georgia Metal Crafters, Eastman, Georgia
    Provides fabrication of precision sheet metal and machined parts and assemblies for the C-130, F-16, F-35, and P-3 programs and C-130 support equipment.
  • Hydraflow, Fullerton, California
    Provides hoses and fluid conveyance hardware for the C-130 and F-35 programs.
  • Ksaria Corporation, Methuen, Massachusetts
    Provides fiber optic cables for the F-35 and U-2 programs.
  • Moseley Technical Services, Huntsville, Alabama
    Provides manufacturing tool design services supporting multiple programs.
  • Nor-Ral, Inc., Canton, Georgia
    Provides plastic and composite panel assemblies, fairings, skins, and absorbers in support of C-130 and F-35 programs.
  • R.G.H. Associates, Inc., West Babylon, New York
    Provides machined parts, standard hardware, bushings/bearings, and fluid conveyance for several aircraft, including the F-35.
  • Scotia Technology, A Division of Lakes Region Tubular Products, Inc., Laconia, New Hampshire
    Provides tube assemblies in support of the F-35.
  • Southern Precision Machining, Shelbyville, Tennessee
    Manufactures various complex machine part assemblies, including the C-130 flap tracks.
  • Visioneering, Inc., Auburn Hills, Michigan
    Provides project tools and production aids for aircraft assembly.

Large Business:

  • Apex Industries Inc., New Brunswick, Canada
    Provides simple to complex machined parts and assemblies in support of the F-35 program.
  • Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corporation, Westminster, Colorado
    Provides advanced instruments and sensors, components, data exploitation systems for the F-35 program.
  • Eaton Industrial Corporation, Cleveland, Ohio
    Provides depot sustainment repair of pumps in support of the F-22, U-2, and F-16 programs.
  • EDO LLC, Amityville, New York
    Provides repair services for the F-22 missile launcher.
  • Foster-Miller, Inc., Waltham, Massachusetts
    Provides aircraft armor.
  • Global Tooling Systems, Macomb, Michigan
    Provides project tools and production aids for aircraft assembly.
  • Goodrich Corporation, Troy, Ohio
    Provides the wheels and brakes in support of the F-16 production aircraft and spare components for the U-2 wheel and brake assembly.
  • Lovitt Technologies of Australia, Victoria, Australia
    Provides manufactured complex machined components and assemblies ranging from brackets to engine mounts and fuel floors for the F-35 program.
  • International Entreprises, Inc., Talladega, Alabama
    Serves as an alternate repair source that completes affordable and timely repairs on various original equipment manufactured products such as head up displays and radar for the F-16.
  • Rockwell Collins, Inc., Atlanta, Georgia
    Provides repair services for the F-22 head down display, and Communication, Navigation and Identification (CNI) antennas and receivers.
  • Times Microwave Systems, Inc., Wallingford, Connecticut
    Provides cable assemblies and connectors across various aircraft platforms.
  • Zodiac Aero Evacuation Systems, Wall Township, New Jersey
    Provides field repair support for C-130 life rafts.

Lockheed Martin also was recognized by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) with the Dwight D. Eisenhower Award for Excellence. The award is the SBA's most prestigious honor for large prime contractors that excel in working with small businesses as suppliers and subcontractors. This year, the SBA honored Lockheed Martin with this award for its efforts to maximize small business participation in manufacturing.