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McGinty Machine Pictured from left, Scott Dobbs, Terry Williams and Michael Barker, all of Lockheed Martin in Fort Worth, unfurl a banner they presented Tuesday to McGinty Machine Co. for receiving the defense contractor’s Top 25 Supplier award for 2015.

Lockheed Recognizes Wichita's McGinty Machine with Award

September 20, 2016 | Jerry Siebenmark, Source: The Wichita Eagle

Lockheed Martin has recognized McGinty Machine Co. as one of its Top 25 Suppliers for 2015.

At a ceremony Tuesday at McGinty’s Plant II at Douglas and Hydraulic, five officials from Lockheed’s Fort Worth operations presented owner Don McGinty a banner noting the award.

Dan Pleshko, Lockheed’s vice president of procurement and supply chain services, said this year’s top supplier recognition was special because it has been more than a decade since his company has recognized the top 1 percent of its roughly 2,500 suppliers.

“We sort of lost our way in recognizing suppliers,” Pleshko said, adding that Lockheed revived the program as a way to provide an incentive to its best performing suppliers.

“We’re committed. We’re going to keep this up every year.”

He said the Top 25 award is for suppliers that consistently deliver quality parts on time. The award also recognizes other factors such as the ease of working with the supplier, the alignment of the supplier’s values with Lockheed, and the supplier’s ability to solve problems for Lockheed.

McGinty said his 62-employee company has been a supplier to Lockheed for about 15 years, supplying parts for aircraft including the F-22 Raptor and F-35 Lightning II fighter jets and the C-130 cargo airplane.

The parts McGinty Machine makes for those aircraft include fittings, bulkheads, brackets, stringers and spars, McGinty said.


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


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Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council Awards

SPLC Leadership Awards

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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