Lockheed Martin Announces Closure Of Marion, Mass. Facility

MARION, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — Lockheed Martin Corp. is closing its facility in Marion.

The military contractor and aerospace company announced they will be moving its Rotary and Mission Systems division to facilities out of the state by 2022.

“In our ongoing effort to drive down costs for customers and increase efficiency and value, we are consolidating some operations in our Rotary and Mission Systems business to better align employees, technology and facilities to meet customer needs,” the company said in a statement.

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The company also said that they plan to offer most employees the opportunity to either relocate or work remotely.

Lockheed Martin along with subsidiary Polaris, an electronics manufacturer, employed the largest amount of people in Marion—with over 400 jobs now in need of relocation.

This facility has been open since 2004.

WBZ NewsRadio's Tim Dunn (@ConsiderMeDunn) reports:

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