Port Angeles ACTI Receives Performance Award
Angeles Composite Technologies, Inc. (ACTI) of Port Angeles has been awarded the prestigious Nunn-Perry Award for outstanding performance in their work with Lockheed Martin. ACTI develops and manufactures composite aerospace component parts for the world’s most advanced commercial and military aircraft. ACTI’s extremely strong and lightweight composite products, for example, are in service on the Boeing 737 and the Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor.
“Lockheed Martin provided us with added expertise in Advanced Composite Manufacturing utilizing some of the most sophisticated composite materials in the world,” said Michael D. Rauch, CEO and owner of Angeles Composite Technologies, Inc. “This relationship facilitated needs covering internal systems ranging from engineering and manufacturing capabilities, to cost accounting. The benefit to our company, employees, and customers including the war fighter has been significant.”
Lockheed Martin [NYSE:LMT] has been honored with two 2009 Nunn-Perry Awards for the corporation’s participation on two teams in the Department of Defense (DOD) Mentor-Protégé Program with Geodetics, Inc., of San Diego, Cal, and Angeles Composite Technologies, Inc., of Port Angeles, Wash. Lockheed Martin has received six Nunn-Perry Award in the last three years.
The DOD Mentor-Protégé Program encourages large defense contractors to improve the infrastructure and technical capabilities of disadvantaged, woman-owned, historically underutilized, service-disabled veteran small businesses and organizations employing the severely disabled to compete more effectively for defense-related work. The Nunn-Perry Award, honoring former U.S. Sen. Sam Nunn and former Secretary of Defense William Perry, recognizes outstanding mentor-protégé teams which excel in technical developments and cost efficiencies, as well as increase business.
“Lockheed Martin is committed to teaming with small business partners as we provide our customers with the very best global security products and capabilities,” said Nancy Deskins, director of Lockheed Martin’s Supplier Diversity program. “It’s an honor to be recognized for our work with small and disadvantaged businesses, but the best reward is to see businesses excel with our help, especially in this economic climate.” Lockheed Martin received two awards for 2009 to honor outstanding mentor-protégé relationships.
ACTI operates and maintains two Thermal Equipment autoclaves. T1 is 10 feet in diameter and 40 feet long. It is capable of sustaining 850 degrees Fahrenheit at 250 PSI. T2 is 8 feet in diameter and 30 feet long. It is capable of sustaining 800 degrees Fahrenheit at 200 PSI.
Angeles Composite Technologies, Inc. (ACTI) is a small disadvantaged business specializing in highly contoured aircraft composite parts that has been involved in a mentor relationship with Lockheed Martin since 2006. ACTI provides the U.S. Department of Defense with enhanced capability to acquire, maintain and sustain sophisticated weapon systems using the latest manufacturing technology, while creating a more diverse and stable supplier base. Through the Mentor Protégé program and with the assistance of Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company, Morehouse College Entrepreneurship Center and North Carolina A&T State University, ACTI broadened its scope of operations to become a preferred DoD supplier of highly contoured, complex bismaleimide (BMI) composite aircraft parts. BMI composite is an advanced aerospace material that has enabled the development and production of fifth-generation fighter aircraft that are lighter, faster, stronger and stealthy. The Lockheed Martin-Angeles Composite Technologies, Inc., mentor-protégé team is sponsored by the Air Force.
Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin is a global security company that employs about 146,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. The corporation reported 2008 sales of $42.7 billion.