(Hartford, CT) – U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) issued the following statement today upon final closure of Lockheed Martin’s acquisition of Sikorsky. Senator Blumenthal is a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee.
“I spoke with Lockheed Martin CEO Marillyn Hewson this morning to congratulate her on the acquisition of Sikorsky and to again praise the unparalleled, skilled, dedicated Sikorsky workforce. Today’s announcement enables Sikorsky’s talented men and women to continue producing the world’s best helicopters here in Connecticut. Sikorsky’s products are the gold standard—and will now be supported by an innovative company fully focused on defense that can invest in the Stratford plant, taking advantage of Connecticut’s unparalleled skilled and competitive workforce.”