updated 10/17/2010 4:45:26 PM ET 2010-10-17T20:45:26

PASCAGOULA, Miss., Oct. 15, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) recognized 39 shipbuilders from its Gulf Coast facilities for their significant accomplishments supporting quality and continuous improvement at an awards dinner on Thursday, Oct. 7 in Gulfport, Miss.

The General Manager's Award for Excellence recognizes extraordinary performance and outstanding contributions in the areas of innovation and technology, customer satisfaction, and operational excellence.

This award is the highest honor bestowed at Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding Gulf Coast operations and recognizes employees whose achievements support Northrop Grumman values, best practices, collaboration, value creation, and process excellence, in addition to aligning with the company's strategic priorities. Six teams received the awards.

View the names and photos of all general manager's award for excellence recipients:

http://www.sb.northropgrumman.com/media/advertising/assets/GMad10.pdf

The selection committee reviewed 29 team project nominations, involving 137 shipbuilders. 

"Through these awards, we recognize excellence and innovation within our workforce," said Dave Belanger, Vice President of quality and process excellence for Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding-Gulf Coast.  "The shipbuilders receiving the general manager's award for excellence have gone above and beyond what's expected, using their experience and knowledge to successfully achieve better quality and improvements in the work they do as shipbuilders."

Northrop Grumman Corporation is a leading global security company whose 120,000 employees provide innovative systems, products, and solutions in aerospace, electronics, information systems, shipbuilding and technical services to government and commercial customers worldwide. Please visit www.northropgrumman.com for more information.

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