Lockheed Martin Camden wins recycling award

Lockheed Martin’s facility in Camden, Arkansas, has been selected as the Arkansas Corporate Recycler of the Year by the Arkansas Recycling Coalition.

The award, along with the plant’s recent Shingo Silver Medallion award for manufacturing excellence, places Lockheed Martin’s Camden facility among a select group of World Class Lean Manufacturing companies focused on manufacturing excellence.

The Corporate Recycler of the Year Award recognizes businesses or organizations that have developed successful waste reduction programs, which include beneficial reuse and recycling practices, and the purchase of recycled products for their own operation. The award is intended to recognize businesses and organizations for implementing recycling into the office and manufacturing setting as a method of saving landfill space, preserving resources and reducing waste disposal costs.

As part of Lockheed Martin’s program, Camden Operations has recycled over 85 percent of its waste products and reduced landfill waste by more than 30 percent. More than 384 tons of total waste has been diverted from the local landfill and 63,966 pounds of recycled materials are diverted on a monthly basis, reducing the facility’s environmental footprint.

Lockheed Martin’s Camden Operations is the final assembly site of the Patriot Advanced Capability-3 Missile, the world’s only fielded, combat-proven terminal air defense missile employing hit-to-kill technology.