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Lockheed Martin closing plant | PHOTOS

Lockheed Martin plans to close its 465-employee Middle River plant within two years and relocate the work to other company locations, ending more than 90 years of manufacturing at the site.
(Jerry Jackson)

Lockheed Martin closing plant | PHOTOS

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Lockheed Martin is closing the Eastern Baltimore County plant in 2023.
Lockheed Martin to close Middle River Plant
Lockheed Martin plans to close its 465-employee Middle River plant within two years and relocate the work to other company locations, ending more than 90 years of manufacturing at the site.
Lockheed Martin plans to close its 465-employee Middle River plant within two years and relocate the work to other company locations, ending more than 90 years of manufacturing at the site. (Jerry Jackson)
Lockheed Martin
Lockheed Martin plans to close its 465-employee Middle River plant within two years and relocate the work to other company locations, ending more than 90 years of manufacturing at the site.
Lockheed Martin plans to close its 465-employee Middle River plant within two years and relocate the work to other company locations, ending more than 90 years of manufacturing at the site. (Jerry Jackson/Baltimore Sun)
Lockheed Martin closing in Middle River
Lockheed Martin announced last week that it plans to close its 465-employee Middle River plant within two years. The production of vertical launch systems and other equipment for Navy warships will be consolidated at other plants. The company's legacy as a manufacturer in Middle River goes back more than 90 years, when the Glenn L. Martin Co. began building aircraft there.
Lockheed Martin announced last week that it plans to close its 465-employee Middle River plant within two years. The production of vertical launch systems and other equipment for Navy warships will be consolidated at other plants. The company's legacy as a manufacturer in Middle River goes back more than 90 years, when the Glenn L. Martin Co. began building aircraft there. (Amy Davis / Baltimore Sun)
Workers at Lockheed Martin's Middle River plant
Many Lockheed Martin employees wore shirts with the motto of the MK 41 Vertical Launching System, "Sword of the Fleet," at a 2016 ceremony to celebrate the reopening of the production line, thanks to a $253 million U.S. Navy contract.
Many Lockheed Martin employees wore shirts with the motto of the MK 41 Vertical Launching System, "Sword of the Fleet," at a 2016 ceremony to celebrate the reopening of the production line, thanks to a $253 million U.S. Navy contract. (Amy Davis / Baltimore Sun)
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Lockheed Martin's Building D is only a cement pad in 2006. Buildings in background are leased to General Electric's subsidiary Middle River Aircraft Systems.
Lockheed Martin's Building D is only a cement pad in 2006. Buildings in background are leased to General Electric's subsidiary Middle River Aircraft Systems. (JED KIRSCHBAUM / Baltimore Sun)
Martin Marietta plant
Martin Marietta plant is on Bay Meadow Drive.
Martin Marietta plant is on Bay Meadow Drive. (PERRY THORSVIK / XX)
Glenn L. Martin Company
A man works in the Glenn L. Martin Company in 1987.
A man works in the Glenn L. Martin Company in 1987. (George H. Cook/Baltimore Sun)
Glenn L. Martin Company
The runway of Martin-Marietta Airport juts between Frog Mortar Creek in 1974.
The runway of Martin-Marietta Airport juts between Frog Mortar Creek in 1974. (Bush/Baltimore Sun)
Glenn L. Martin Company
Actually a buildings put together from 1937 to 1956 the structure is uneconomical to maintain according to a spokesman for Chesapeake Park Inc. a subsidiary of Martin Marietta Corporation which has been attempting to turn the old Martin property into an industrial park. The spokesman, in 1973, said the company had been unsuccessful in finding tenants for the structure and the cost of tearing it down will be about the same as the cost of maintaining it for a year.
Actually a buildings put together from 1937 to 1956 the structure is uneconomical to maintain according to a spokesman for Chesapeake Park Inc. a subsidiary of Martin Marietta Corporation which has been attempting to turn the old Martin property into an industrial park. The spokesman, in 1973, said the company had been unsuccessful in finding tenants for the structure and the cost of tearing it down will be about the same as the cost of maintaining it for a year. (PEARSON/Check with Baltimore Sun Photo)
Glenn L. Martin Company
At Martin Marietta's structural test Middle River all is quiet with the guard shack at the foreground no longer serving a useful purpose. But in the It Once Knew Fame building in photos Lloyd Pearson days when Martin company was flourishing this place was where Gemini missile was built and tested. In 1974 it is only big and empty and waiting a new fate.
At Martin Marietta's structural test Middle River all is quiet with the guard shack at the foreground no longer serving a useful purpose. But in the It Once Knew Fame building in photos Lloyd Pearson days when Martin company was flourishing this place was where Gemini missile was built and tested. In 1974 it is only big and empty and waiting a new fate. (PEARSON/Baltimore Sun)
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