Lockheed Martin Closing Its Goodyear Facility

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Defense contractor Lockheed Martin announced today that it's cutting 4,000 jobs nationwide, including 600 in Arizona.

Those 600 Arizona employees work at a 495,000-square-foot facility in Goodyear, which will close.


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In a statement from the company, the jobs losses are attributed to "continued declines in U.S. government spending."

The Goodyear facility, which houses part of Lockheed's Information Systems and Global Solutions department, is expected to close by "early 2015."
Lockheed Martin Information Systems & Global Solutions comprises 28,000 highly skilled professionals bringing together the full range of the corporation's information competencies in information technology solutions, management services, and advanced technology expertise. With nearly $9 billion in sales, IS&GS is a leading federal services and information technology contractor with a strong heritage of delivering world-class solutions and delivering advanced technology across a broad spectrum of civil and defense domains. IS&GS plays an integral role in the corporation's domestic and global business strategy.
According to the company, most of the employees in the Arizona facility have a security clearance of some degree.

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Lockheed Martin's facility in Goodyear.
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Jerry Guevin
Jerry Guevin

That's what happens when you cut the federal budget.

DNichols
DNichols

If this facility was building the hundreds of disguised spy drones disguised as phony Airliners, private propellor Aircrafts, ect.loaded with thermal cameras, and laser listening that have been circling above Phoenix scanning "We the People" inside the "Privacy of our American Homes", and spraying chemicals in our air for over ten years please shove the Constitution Trashing, chemical spraying Drones up your asses before you leave Arizona?!!

Your Commercials on T.V. called the chemical spraying "Climate Control".

It is actually Poison in the air we must breathe!

Don't let the door hit you in the back of the head Lockhead/Martin.

rickaz59
rickaz59

The silver lining to the sequester cloud is that some of the weapons merchants are being cut off by the government that spends more money on the military than every other country in the world combined.  If they're closing the plant, that's one more place we don't have to worry about an F-35 crashing on its way to its buyer in Muslim Turkey.

marcy
marcy

Arizona pays Apple millions with tax credits and other incentives for a facility to build glass screens for iPhones and just lost 600 high paying jobs along with 600 highly educated professionals to other states.

Another win for Jan Brewer and the Republithug party of Arizona.

marcy
marcy

@DNichols 

Get some medical help, you are a nutjob.  

Just wrap your house in aluminum foil, go inside and hide under your bed so those imaginary spy planes can;t read your muddled up mind.

PS, they don't build planes out in Goodyear.  

marcy
marcy

@rickaz59 

They don't build F35's or any planes or any plane components at that facility. 

DNichols
DNichols

@AllKnowingMarcy:

These spy drones are Polytechnic U.A.V.'s, there are curently flying out of Mesa Gateway, and Mesa Falcon Field Airports for a couple of locations.

They are being flown by eight out of control Government Agencies over Arizona alone, including Pinal, and Maricopa County Sheriffs, Mesa, Payson, and Phoenix Police, D.P.S., even the Air Nationbal Guard. These Drones are disguised as phony Airliners, Fed Ex, ect. and smaller private planes, they are very loud and are warrentlessly  scanning "We the People" against our Consttutional Rights right inside our American Homes.

You can call me all the dirty things you wish if it makes you feel better, but how about checking the facts, go to A.S.U. Polytechnic's, and ask to see the U.A.V.'s or the Thermal Dynamic's camera's being built to spy on America?!!?!!

Our Founding Fathers would have lined up every Contituion Trashing peice of spying trash in these programs in front of a Firing Squad.

To: Liberty/Freedom.

rickaz59
rickaz59

@marcy @rickaz59 Who said they build them there?  They fly them over it from nearby Luke.  Of course we don't really know what they build at that facility, because if there were secret parts for secret projects, that information would be classified, right?

DNichols
DNichols

@Marcy: Really? what are information systems?

You don't know jack Sh---!

DNichols
DNichols

@Marcy; 

I think Buck Chery wrote a song about you.

Fact: Eight Government Agencies in Arizona alone are currently flying disguised Jet, and Propellor U.A.V.'s (A.K.A. Drones) loaded with high tech Termal Camera's over "We the People" scanning us inside the very so called "Privacy of our American Homes" against our Contitutional Rights.

Fact: These Gutless, Perverted Peeping Cowards are Trashing the U.S. Constitution, and desicrating the very graves of our "Fallen Heroes" that gave thier lives to protect our Freedom/Constitution from "Tyrant Trash" like the ones in these Spying Progams over our very "Homeland".

To: Liberty.

marcy
marcy

@DNichols 

BTW DNichols, you really are a loon.  Get some help before you completely flip out and end up hurting someone.

There are no drones disguised as airliners.  There are no airplanes circling about you spraying chemicals in the name of climate control.

You are seriously delusional.

marcy
marcy

@rickaz59 @marcy 

A loon named rickaz59 who figured that if the plant closed that F35's couldn't crash there.  You tell me what he meant by that statement.

I've been around Arizona a very long time sweetie and I know a lot more than Jack Shit does.

marcy
marcy

@DNichols 

LOL, think what you want DNichols.  IS&GS, the division they belong to is not in the business of building planes or plane components, period.  Not at their Goodyear facility, not at any of their facilities.

They used to build planes there in WWII.  They used to build the bags for the Goodyear blimps.  The last time they built any aircraft components was when they built bird-resistant cockpit windows for military aircraft but that was a very long time ago.


DNichols
DNichols

@Marcy;

What was done inside the Goodyear Lockheed Martin Facility for so called "Defense" is "Classified" "all of the employees have some type of security clearance."

You don' tknow Jack Sh-- about what this facility did and or did not do period.

Please take your nasty comment about putting foil on my home , me under my bed, and my muddled mind" to a Doctor, and ask how they can repair your Muddled mind?!

Look at the crap that spews from it.

Why are you so Butt Hurt?

I suggest you seek a little help?

marcy
marcy

@DNichols 

I don't know Jack Shit but I know they don't build F35's or any planes or any plane components at their Goodyear facility.  

Information Systems and Global Services is the name of their parent division.  They don't build planes or components for planes either, at any of their facilities.

I'd suggest you stop asking Jack Shit for information in the future.

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