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Ultraprecision thin section bearings manufactured by NHBB’s Precision Division

Ultraprecision thin section bearings manufactured by NHBB’s Precision Division

August 2, 2012 (Chatsworth, CA) - New Hampshire Ball Bearings’s (NHBB) Precision Division has received Lockheed Martin Corporation’s [NYSE: LMT] STAR Supplier Award.

The prestigious award is made only to Lockheed Martin suppliers who distinguish themselves by meeting some of the most stringent performance criteria in the aerospace and defense industry. To join this elite group of STAR suppliers, Precision achieved 100% quality and 100% delivery for all products provided to Lockheed Martin for a minimum of one year. Additionally, Precision met the established criteria for Lockheed Martin’s Supplier Performance Evaluation metric that evaluates quality, delivery, affordability, and management / administration.

“Every day, we strive to provide exceptional service to all of our customers,” said Mary Beth MacKenzie, product sales manager of the Precision Division, adding, “We are proud to be recognized by such a respected customer, as only the very best of Lockheed Martin’s suppliers achieve the STAR award.”

Lockheed Martin Corporation is a global security company that employs approximately 132,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration, and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products, and services.

NHBB’s facility in Chatsworth, CA manufactures ultra precision specialty ball bearings, thin section duplex bearings, and other complex bearing solutions for Lockheed Martin and many other global aerospace and defense companies.