Woman Owned House of Batteries Earns Lockheed Martin Award

Company is the only battery assembler to receive "Outstanding Provider" Award

ORLANDO, FL – House of Batteries (HOB) of Fountain Valley, CA, the largest certified woman-owned battery company in the U.S., was the only custom battery assembler to be recognized by Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) as an Outstanding Small Business Provider (OSBP) for 2006 during Lockheed’s OSBP awards ceremony March 26, 2007, in Orlando, FL.

Each year, Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control and Lockheed Martin Simulation Training & Support select small businesses that have consistently provided outstanding support and products. Only a select few from thousands of Lockheed Martin suppliers nationwide are recognized for superior quality in goods and service.

At a March 26, 2007 awards banquet in Orlando, executives from Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control and Lockheed Martin Simulation, Training and Support presented awards to 15 companies, with House of Batteries the only battery supplier to receive the OSBP.

“Small business partners such as House of Batteries bring a unique skill set to our products and services,” said Dale Bennett, president of Lockheed Martin Simulation, Training & Support. “We have developed a long and valuable relationship with them and take pride in recognizing the significant role they play in our success.”

“We are very proud of this award,” said Maggie West, CEO of HOB. “It is testament to our intense focus on quality, engineering expertise and world class process control in every aspect of our battery assembly operations. This benefits all our customers and is especially critical for valued partners such as Lockheed Martin.”

Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin employs 140,000 people worldwide and is engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, and integration of advanced technology systems.

HOB is the largest woman-owned battery distributor and assembler in the U.S and is an authorized assembler for 30 battery manufacturers. HOB produces 250,000 custom battery assemblies monthly and has operations in California, Mexico, and China. HOB stocks over two million batteries and employs a large team of electrical engineers and technical salespeople, with sales representatives nationwide.