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Ceradyne receives Supplier Excellence Award from Lockheed Martin

November 20, 2013
Through the Automotive Aftermarket Division, 3M will launch a campaign Jan. 1, 2013, to help returning veterans and their families.

Ceradyne receives Supplier Excellence Award from Lockheed Martin

Ceradyne has shared a relationship with Lockheed Martin Missile and Fire Controls since the late 1980s, supporting the infancy of what later matured into the PAC-3 program. In 2002, Lockheed Martin transitioned the PAC-3 program from Research and Development (low rate initial production) to a standalone, full rate production program. To accomplish this, Lockheed Martin made a make-buy decision concerning the blank formation and assembly operations involved with the radome assembly. Lockheed chose to buy the entire "turnkey" assembly from Ceradyne, based upon Ceradyne's previous excellent performance in radome grinding.

In January 2004, PAC-3 Radome Assembly production commenced in the current defense products facility, located in Clarkston, GA. Eventually, the entire assembly process – from raw materials to finished bolt-on radome assembly – was transitioned to Ceradyne's facility. The first 100% Ceradyne produced bolt-on radome assembly was produced in 2006. Since then, Ceradyne has modified the facility twice to accommodate additional demand of the PAC-3 program. These modifications consisted of creating a space for a newer version of the radome assembly to support the Missile Segment Enhancement (MSE) missile, as well as capacity augmentation. During all of these efforts, Ceradyne has maintained an exemplary relationship with Lockheed Martin MFC and has kept a 100% rating for quality assurance of all parts delivered. Furthermore, Ceradyne has assisted Lockheed Martin with scheduling challenges by delivering ahead of schedule.

100% rating since 2009

In September 2013, Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control presented a Supplier Award to Ceradyne, Inc. for its longevity of excellent support to the PAC-3 Program. Lockheed Martin specifically cited Ceradyne's "team-first approach" on all efforts, including the coordination of accelerated deliveries in support of the PAC-3 Production Line.

Ceradyne is consistently among Lockheed Martin's top-rated PAC-3 suppliers with many consecutive years of "Green" quality and performance ratings. Michelle Minkley, Subcontract Administrator for Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control, wrote to express the company's appreciation: "Your contribution plays a significant role in allowing the PAC-3 Team to be successful in supporting our customer."

Congratulations and thanks to the Ceradyne Radome Assembly team for their hard work and dedication to excellence!

PAC-3 Radome image courtesy of Lockheed Martin. Used with permission. All rights reserved.

PAC-3 Radome image courtesy of Lockheed Martin.
Used with permission. All rights reserved.

Ceradyne receives Supplier Excellence Award from Lockheed Martin

Popular Science magazine includes Ceradyne Enhanced Combat Helmet in "Best of What's New"

November 20, 2013
The military's Enhanced Combat Helmet can deflect rifle shots even at close range, yet it weighs the same as standard-issue Kevlar ones. The new helmet is made from a mesh of ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene fibers. When woven and layered together in a specific way, they form a featherweight bulletproof material. The Marine Corps and Army started to distribute the new helmet this year. The Navy will follow suit in 2015.

3M to Supply Enhanced Combat Helmets to United States Marine Corps

September 10, 2013
$80 million delivery order with the United States government to supply 77,000 Enhanced Combat Helmets and associated spare parts to the U.S. Marine Corps.

3M and Military Strengthen Ties Through Executive Program

July 18, 2013
Depot and Arsenal Executive Leadership Program Provides Military Commanders with Classroom and Online Business Expertise.
Learn more about 3M's Involvement in the DAELP Program

Five Years of Protecting U.S. Military Personnel in Combat

July 15, 2013
3M™ Peltor™ COMTAC III ACH is proven to support critical communications, help preserve hearing.

A Game-Changer in Protective Eyewear

May 10, 2013
3M™ SecureFit™ Protective Eyewear provides such comfort and fit that it's being promoted as a game-changing product—and for good reason.

Government Order for Small Arms Protective Inserts

March 13, 2013
3M Subsidiary Ceradyne, Inc., Awarded More Than $40 Million U.S. Government Order for Small Arms Protective Inserts

3M Automotive Aftermarket Announces "Hire Our Heroes"

March 7, 2013
3M recognizes the need for qualified technicians in the collision repair industry and is creating an opportunity for returning veterans to find rewarding careers with the right education and support.

All-In-One Protection for Welders

January 14, 2013
Welding is a job that requires many forms of protection, with the head, face, eyes, ears, and respiratory system all vulnerable to the occupational hazards faced by welders in every industry.

All-In-One Protection for Welders

Welding is a job that requires many forms of protection, with the head, face, eyes, ears, and respiratory system all vulnerable to the occupational hazards faced by welders in every industry.

All-In-One Protection for WeldersNow, with the 3M™ Speedglas™ Welding Helmet 9100 MP (Multi-Protection), it's easy to help protect all of the above from jobsite dangers without sacrificing comfort.

Featuring a heat-resistant hard hat with a flip-up 3M™ Speedglas™ Auto Darkening Welding Filter to protect wearers' eyes and face, this state-of-the-art helmet easily integrates with other welding products from 3M including the 3M™ Adflo™ Powered Air Purifying Respirator, 3M™ Fresh-Air III Supplied Air Respirator, and 3M™ Peltor™ Earmuffs for respiratory and hearing protection. Additionally, it is fully compatible with all of the latest Speedglas Auto-Darkening Welding Filters in Series 9100, including the top-of-the-line, 3M™ Speedglas™ Auto Darkening Filter 9100XX. It has been assigned a protection factor of 25 according to US OSHA.

3M To Launch Campaign To Help Returning Vets and Their Families

December 03, 2012
Through the Automotive Aftermarket Division, 3M will launch a campaign Jan. 1, 2013, to help returning veterans and their families.

3M To Launch Campaign To Help Returning Vets and Their Families.

Through the Automotive Aftermarket Division, 3M will launch a campaign Jan. 1, 2013, to help returning veterans and their families.

As America's troops return home they face unprecedented unemployment rates. Their challenge is to match their military skills and training with career opportunities at home. 3M and its Automotive Aftermarket Division recognize the need for qualified technicians in the collision repair industry and are pleased to announce an opportunity for returning veterans to find rewarding careers through the new 3M Hire Our Heroes campaign.

Its aim is to help provide training and support for the nation's returning veterans and their families. 3M is partnering with three other organizations in this effort: the Collision Repair Education Foundation, the National Auto Body Council (NABC) and Operation Comfort.

The goal of the campaign is to donate up to $250,000 to benefit returning veterans and their families. The donation is based on the sales of select popular 3M products to qualified distributors.

Funding grants and scholarships

"The men and women who have served our country bring excellent training and skills, a commitment for doing the job correctly, a passion for intellectual achievement and a strong work ethic — all tremendous attributes for employment in today's collision repair industry," said Dale Ross, manager, U.S. Marketing Operations, Automotive Aftermarket.

This program will provide funding for education of the nation's returning veterans and their families through the Collision Repair Education Foundation. Grants and scholarships will help cover tuition, books, classroom materials, and tools and equipment. Veterans and their immediate families can apply for 3M Hire Our Heroes grants and scholarships starting Jan. 1 at the website below.

"The Collision Repair Education Foundation does an excellent job of identifying great candidates for scholarship assistance and promoting high-quality education for collision repair professionals at schools throughout the country," said Ross. "We're proud to work with them to support training through this program."

Supporting 'Automotivation'

The 3M Hire Our Heroes program also will help fund rehabilitation for wounded veterans through Operation Comfort and the NABC as part of a unique automotive skills-based rehabilitation program.

Called Automotivation, it provides opportunities for wounded soldiers to channel their automotive skills — or learn new ones — to restore vehicles through the NABC Recycled Rides program for other military veterans. The campaign will raise funds for their new facility in San Antonio, Texas.

"These men and women will receive instruction in collision repair, estimating, vehicle refinishing and other related topics to prepare them for reentry into the civilian workforce, namely our industry," said Chuck Sulkala, executive director, NABC.

Raising awareness

The ultimate goal of 3M Hire Our Heroes is to support the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in raising awareness for hiring America's heroes and help drive employment in the collision repair industry for these deserving veterans and their families.

During the 2013 campaign, 3M will engage its industry alliances, channel partners and collision repair shops to build awareness for this program. 3M will also utilize its relationships with NASCAR — Roush Fenway Racing; team owner Jack Roush; Greg Biffle, driver of the No. 16 3M Ford Fusion; Chip Foose, leading automotive designer; and Ray Evernham, NASCAR crew chief and ESPN analyst — to help share the message.

Source URL: http://www.CollisionEducationFoundation.org

A Year of Sustainability

November 20, 2012
3M makes progress on its 2015 sustainability goals and is recognized for its sustainability efforts.

A Year of Sustainability

3M makes progress on its 2015 sustainability goals and is recognized for its sustainability efforts.

During the past year, 3M made progress on its 2015 sustainability goals, introduced hundreds of sustainable products and captured awards for its sustainability efforts. Specifically, 3M:
  • reduced volatile air emissions indexed to net sales by 9 percent since 2010 (goal is 15 percent by 2015);
  • reduced energy use indexed to net sales by 11 percent since 2010 (goal is 15 percent by 2015); and
  • reduced waste indexed to net sales by 10 percent (goal is 10 percent by 2015).

3M also held its first-ever employee session and conference at 3M Center called "3M Internal Sustainability Conference and Poster Session: Inventing Tomorrow, Sustaining Our Future," to share innovative ideas around sustainability.

In 2012, 3M also earned accolades for its sustainability efforts.

SolarWorld Sustainability Award

3M received the SolarWorld Sustainability Award in August at a supplier ceremony in Freiberg, Germany, where SolarWorld AG acknowledged achievements in the further development of solar technology. 3M's Renewable Energy Division was one of only three companies to receive recognition in multiple categories.

3M received the award for excellent achievement in the areas of sustainability and environmental compatibility. 3M supplies SolarWorld with 3M™ Scotchshield™ Film Backsheets and other materials for the manufacture of solar power modules.

Dow Jones Sustainability Index

3M recently received recognition for its sustainability work from the Dow Jones Sustainability Index. 3M was included as part of the 2012-2013 Dow Jones Sustainability World and North American Indexes as part of the Diversified Industrials sector. The index includes companies that are leaders in environmental stewardship, social responsibility and economic success.

Interbrand's Best Global Green Brands

In addition, 3M ranked 12th on Interbrand's 2012 list of Best Global Green Brands. The best Global Green Brands are determined both by public perception of a brand's environmental performance and the brand's actual performance based on publicly available information.

3M China among China's Top 100 Green Companies

3M made the 2012 list of China's Top 100 Green Companies for the fourth year in a row, and was ranked among the top 10 greenest foreign enterprises in China by the Daonong Centre for Enterprise and Green Herald Magazine.

Perennial ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence Award winner

3M received a record eighth ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The award symbolizes 3M's world-class sustainability performance and customer solutions.

Source URL: http://estemwinder.3m.com/WebProject.asp?CodeId=7.4.2.55&BookCode=s7712flx#

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