ORLANDO, Fla., April 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce recognized Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) Missiles and Fire Control with the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award at the Quest for Excellence Conference in Baltimore, Md.
The Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award represents the highest honor awarded to American companies for their achievements in leadership, strategic planning, customer relations, measurement and analysis, workforce and operations focus, and results. Named after former U.S. Secretary of Commerce Malcolm Baldrige, Congress established the award program to promote the importance of quality and performance excellence, and to encourage the sharing of best practices.
To encourage performance excellence within the manufacturing industry, Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control is sharing its seven principles for performance excellence.
Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs about 120,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. The Corporation's net sales for 2012 were $47.2 billion.
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