FARMINGTON, N.M., May 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company's (NYSE: RTN) Missile Systems business in Farmington received the Navajo Nation Industry Business of the Year Award during the 2016 Navajo Nation Economic Summit. Raytheon Diné was recognized for its strong business growth, positive impact on the community, innovative manufacturing capabilities and technically advanced products.
"This prestigious award is validation of the hard work and attention to detail exhibited every day by our workforce at Diné," said Kim Ernzen, Raytheon Missile Systems Operations vice president. "We value our partnership with the Navajo Nation and look forward to a long and mutually rewarding relationship."
Besides providing jobs, Raytheon Diné makes a significant impact to the community through mentoring of Navajo students, regular backpack and school supply donation drives for Navajo schools, and the annual Raytheon Safety and Security Fair.
"With a foundation of skilled Navajo technicians crafting the highest quality products, the 93-percent Navajo-staffed facility in Diné includes Navajo team members in all roles from operators, to engineers, to management," said Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye. "Safety, security, professionalism and respect are hallmarks of the Raytheon Diné team. Raytheon's efficient and effective manufacturing practices make the company a clear choice as a best business."
About the Navajo Nation
The Navajo Nation extends into the states of Utah, Arizona and New Mexico, covering more than 27,000 square miles. Russell Begaye has been president of the Navajo Nation since May 12, 2015.
Raytheon Company, with 2015 sales of $23 billion and 61,000 employees, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, civil government and cybersecurity solutions. With a history of innovation spanning 94 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration, C5ITM products and services, sensing, effects, and mission support for customers in more than 80 countries. Raytheon is headquartered in Waltham, Mass. Visit us at www.raytheon.com and follow us on Twitter @Raytheon.
John B. Patterson
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