Textron Systems Public Relations
1/19/2010 8:51:00 AM
New Orleans, LA — March 23, 2010 — Textron Marine & Land Systems, an operating unit of Textron Systems, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today that its employees have reached two million hours worked without a lost time injury.
In the last three years, Textron Marine & Land Systems has twice been recognized by the National Safety Achievement Council for its achievements in recording work hours without an occupational injury or illness. Additionally, Textron Marine & Land Systems earned the Occupational Excellence Achievement Award from the National Safety Achievement Council in 2008 and the Perfect Record Award for the period from January 1, 2008 to February 1, 2009.
"The culture of safety here at Textron Marine & Land Systems is something we all appreciate, along with the pride we share in our great products," said Textron Marine & Land Systems General Manager Tom Walmsley.
Textron Marine & Land Systems Vice President of Operations J.O. Smith added, "Our recent milestone demonstrates how teamwork and dedication toward protecting our most valuable resource, our people, makes good business sense."
Textron Marine & Land Systems is a world leader in the design, production and support of advanced marine craft, armored combat vehicles, turrets and related subsystems. The company employs approximately 1,000 workers at sites in Slidell and New Orleans, Louisiana.
Textron Marine & Land Systems products include the Armored Security Vehicle (ASV) and its variants, as well as the Landing Craft, Air Cushion (LCAC) and Motor Lifeboat (MLB). Customers include the U.S. Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard, as well as numerous foreign governments and militaries.
About Textron Systems
Textron Systems Corporation has been providing innovative solutions to the defense, homeland security and aerospace communities for more than 50 years. Known for its unmanned aircraft systems, advanced marine craft, armored vehicles, intelligent battlefield and surveillance systems, intelligence software solutions, precision smart weapons, piston engines, test and training systems, and total life cycle sustainment services, Textron Systems includes AAI Corporation, Lycoming Engines, Overwatch, Textron Defense Systems and Textron Marine & Land Systems. Textron Systems Corporation is an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Textron Inc. More information is available at www.textronsystems.com.
About Textron Inc.
Textron Inc. is a multi-industry company that leverages its global network of aircraft, defense, industrial and finance businesses to provide customers with innovative solutions and services. Textron is known around the world for its powerful brands such as Bell Helicopter, Cessna Aircraft Company, Jacobsen, Kautex, Lycoming, E-Z-GO, Greenlee, and Textron Systems. More information is available at www.textron.com.