Lockheed Martin announced today that it will be relocating approximately 70 jobs from its Johnstown, Pennsylvania Global Supply Chain Services (GSCS) facility to its Middle River, MD site.
The company says that transition of the work to Middle River will begin immediately and will continue over the next several months. Employees in Johnstown were notified of the decision today. In a statement, Lockheed Martin said “We are working toward making positions available to qualified Johnstown GSCS employees willing to relocate to Middle River. Additional roles will be filled locally as needed.”
The Middle River location — home of the original Glenn L. Martin Company and developed in 1929 — currently employs 420. Throughout Maryland, Lockheed Martin has 7,539 active employees and nearly 5,000 retirees. In addition to Middle River, other Lockheed Martin locations in Maryland are Bethesda, Gaithersburg, Greenbelt, Hanover, Patuxent River, Rockville and Seabrook.
A company spokesperson said that the move to Maryland, which was prompted by an expiring lease in Johnstown, will save the business $1.6 million annually.
According to a tweet from Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley, Lockheed Martin in Middle River, Maryland will soon be adding 70 new jobs.
— Martin O’Malley (@GovernorOMalley) February 13, 2013