Westerman Statement on Lockheed Martin Expansion in Camden

June 17, 2019
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Lockheed Martin announced at the Paris Air Show that the company is expanding production in Camden, Ark. U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) issued the following statement:

“Lockheed Martin’s announcement today is great news for southern Arkansas. By bringing new jobs and investment into a community with a capable and willing workforce, the company will be a part of significant economic development in the state. I’m pleased to see this investment finalized, and look forward to ensuring that Arkansas remains a significant player in the aerospace industry worldwide.”

Background:

Lockheed Martin’s expansion will include new construction and facilities for products including Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD), Army Tactical Missile System (ATacMS), Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) and others. The private defense industry already employs roughly 10,000 Arkansans, and now plans to invest $142 million and hire 326 new employees over the next few years.  

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