Three Maryland operations yesterday received the U.S. Senate Productivity Award for Maryland.
Presented by Sen. Paul S. Sarbanes, the 11-year-old award recognizes exemplary quality and improvement.
In the manufacturing area, the Baltimore division of Chesapeake Packaging Co. in Linthicum won for improving profits and empowering employees. Part of the Richmond-based Chesapeake Corp., the division has 146 workers and makes corrugated shipping containers.
The award for the service sector went to the Calverton-based operation of Computer Sciences Corp., System Sciences Division. Part of the Los Angeles-based Computer Sciences Corp., the division provides computer services to the Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt.
The operation, which has 2,200 Maryland employees, has seen its revenues grow since 1986 from $1 billion to $4 billion.
The Installation and Logistics (I&L;) Group of the National Security Agency was the public sector winner. I&L;, which has 1,236 civilian and military workers, manages the buildings used by the NSA, the federal intelligence organization.