COURTLAND – Lockheed Martin has signed an agreement with the Town of Courtland and its Fire and Emergency Services to expand to a 24-hour operation that will allow for expedited response times.
A ceremony to celebrate the occasion is planned for Tuesday at Courtland Fire & Rescue from 8-9 a.m. Lockheed Martin leaders and local government officials will attend the celebration. Among those speaking will be Fire Chief Scott Norwood and Reshondra McInnis, Courtland site director for Lockheed Martin.
Lockheed Martin recently celebrated 30 years in Courtland and has grown to more than 350 employees. The Lockheed Martin Corporation is a global security and aerospace company that employs approximately 116,000 people worldwide.
According to the company, it is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. Lockheed Martin remains focused on firefighting intelligence to combat the ever-growing threat of wildfires across our globe.
In addition to investments in technology and capabilities, Lockheed Martin is developing relationships with nonprofits active in wildfire prevention, suppression and recovery and relief. This year, Lockheed Martin has committed $130,000 to those nonprofits to amplify local and national response.
With 3,100 employees in greater Alabama, Lockheed Martin is also committed to the continued development and resilience of Northern Alabama and its residents. The company has invested in technology upgrades to improve the experience and access for engineering students at Northwest Shoals Community College, is working with Calhoun Community College to equip students in cybersecurity and precision electrical termination training, and is partnering with Girls Inc. of Huntsville to support STEM skill building for high school girls.
Lockheed Martin said it has also expanded its relationship with the Northern Alabama community by supporting the Singing River Trail to help opportunities for residents and visitors.