WASHINGTON, Jan. 19, 2017 – Recognized for their track record of exceptional performance and commitment to affordability, Faith Technologies was named as the 2016 Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) Littoral Combat Ship Supplier of the Year at the 29th annual Surface Navy Association National Symposium on Jan. 10.
“Faith Technologies has been an excellent LCS partner, consistently demonstrating its value to the program and our U.S. Navy customer,” said Joe North, vice president of Littoral Ships and Systems for Lockheed Martin. “The quality of their work is evident in each of the four ships we have delivered to date.”
Headquartered in Menasha, Wisconsin, Faith Technologies supplies turn-key electrical services to the Lockheed Martin LCS team, working principally for the team’s shipbuilder Fincantieri Marinette Marine. Faith Technologies was honored by the team for its commitment to delivering its work on time and on budget.
“It is our privilege to work on the Lockheed Martin Littoral Combat Ship program and we are deeply honored by this recognition,” said George Van Der Linden, group president for Faith Technologies. “Our skilled team works side-by-side with Lockheed Martin and Fincantieri Marinette Marine to build capable Freedom-variant Littoral Combat Ships for the U.S. Navy.
The Lockheed Martin-led industry team is currently in full-rate production of the Freedom-variant, with six ships under construction at Fincantieri Marinette Marine (FMM) and three more in long-lead material procurement. Freedom-variant Littoral Combat Ships have sailed more than 225,000 nautical miles to date.
“Faith Technologies has been a supplier of FMM since July 2013,” said Jan Allman, president and CEO of Fincantieri Marinette Marine. “Their commitment to efficiency and continuous improvements has made Faith a dedicated partner and an integral part of the LCS Program.”
The ship’s open architecture and affordable price enables the U.S. Navy to provide presence where and when needed at a fraction of the cost of other platforms. The Freedom-variant’s steel monohull is based on a proven, resilient design recognized for its stability and reliability. With 40 percent reconfigurable shipboard space, the hull is ideally suited to accommodate additional lethality and survivability upgrades associated with the Freedom-variant Frigate.
The Lockheed Martin-led LCS team is comprised of shipbuilder Fincantieri Marinette Marine, naval architect Gibbs & Cox, and more than 500 suppliers in 37 states.
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About Lockheed Martin
Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs approximately 98,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services.
About Faith Technologies
Faith Technologies, Inc. is an employee-owned, full-service electrical, engineering and technology systems contractor with locations operating in six states. With more than 2,000 employees, Faith Technologies is one of the largest, privately-held electrical contractors in the United States. Established in 1972, the organization recently completed a nationwide transition by converting all of its Town & Country Electric and SKC Electric locations to one brand, Faith Technologies.
About Fincantieri Marinette Marine
Founded in 1942, Fincantieri Marinette Marine (FMM) is located on the Menominee River flowage into Green Bay. The largest shipyard in the Midwest, FMM has delivered more than 1,300 vessels to the U.S. Navy, U.S. Coast Guard, and commercial customers, including the technologically advanced Littoral Combat Ship Freedom variant for the U.S. Navy. In 2008, FMM along with several sister shipyards also based in the Great Lakes region, became part of FINCANTIERI, one of the world’s largest shipbuilding groups and number one by diversification and innovation, with almost 19,000 employees, of whom more than 7,800 in Italy, 20 shipyards in 4 continents. FINCANTIERI operates in the United States through its subsidiary Fincantieri Marine Group, serving both civilian and government customers. Over the past five years, FINCANTIERI invested more than $100 million in both capital infrastructure and its resources to support FMM’s transformation into what is now one of the best shipyards in the United States. Employing approximately 1,500 employees, today FMM is a state-of-the-art, full service new construction shipyard.
About Gibbs & Cox
Gibbs & Cox, the nation’s leading independent maritime solutions firm specializing in naval architecture, marine engineering and design, is headquartered in Arlington, Virginia. The company, founded in 1929, has provided designs for nearly 80 percent of the current U.S. Navy surface combatant fleet; approaching 7,000 naval and commercial ships have been built to Gibbs & Cox designs.