Weston & Associates Named Lockheed Martin 2020 Outstanding Supplier of the Year
Ohio-based bulk storage systems consultant is one of 77 strategic vendors recognized out of 15,800 active Lockheed Martin suppliers.
Navarre, Ohio – September 28, 2020 – Weston & Associates LLC, a specialty consultant for both the liquid and dry bulk storage tank industry, has been named a Lockheed Martin 2020 Outstanding Supplier of the Year. The distinction is reserved for suppliers that deliver outstanding service, are highly-responsive to quick turn-around times, and demonstrate a willingness to go above and beyond customer expectations.
Specifically, the award recognizes Weston’s contributions to Lockheed Martin Energy’s GridStar Flow battery, a long-duration energy storage solution for renewables like wind and solar.
“We are honored to be considered among Lockheed Martin’s top suppliers globally,” says Andrew Feucht, president – Weston & Associates. “This award is a direct result of the dedication of our highly-skilled engineering team and our ability to design and deliver custom-manufactured storage solutions tailored to the needs of the renewable energy industry.”
A historical hurdle to expanding renewable energy usage has been the issue of storing raw energy until it is ready to be converted into electricity. Weston & Associates has worked closely with Lockheed Martin Energy’s senior engineers to perfect an electrochemical energy storage system that solves this problem.
The system converts chemical energy contained in redox-active compounds into electric energy through an electrochemical oxidation-reduction reverse reaction. During the process, corrosion-resistant storage tanks and liners provided by Weston safely and reliably contain the redox-active compounds.
Products supporting the GridStar Flow system include custom coated and insulated steel tanks and SUR-SEAL tank liners.
“On multiple occasions, Weston & Associates has made accommodating adjustments that have benefitted Lockheed Martin in cost and schedule, ultimately shifting the project towards positive outcomes,” says Ayobami Yayo, subcontract manager – Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control. “They have spent over 4,000 hours on the road, just to deliver materials, work on Lockheed site, and execute various tasks in the spirit of meeting or improving Lockheed Martin’s schedule.”
About Weston & Associates
Weston & Associates is a specialty consultant for both the liquid and dry bulk storage tank industry, offering comprehensive management solutions from preliminary development, project engineering, procurement, total project construction services, project commissioning and facility servicing. Based in Navarre, Ohio, Weston’s growing team currently services customers based in the U.S., and has traveled as far as Africa and South America to install bulk storage solutions on behalf of clients.
The company markets and sells Specialty Products by Weston, a manufacturer of integrated industrial bulk storage solutions including customized Sur-Seal liners and covers, Enviro-box storage container systems, and tank pipe and accessories. For more information, visit https://westonandassociates.com/.