Feinstein, Knight recognize Lockheed for its 75th anniversary
Two of the Santa Clarita Valley’s federal representatives
are seeking to celebrate one of the region’s major defense industry manufacturers.
Rep. Steve Knight, R-Santa Clarita, and Sen. Dianne Feinstein have introduced a bipartisan resolution to honor the 75th anniversary of Lockheed Martin Skunk Works.
The company was started in 1943, during World War II, in response to efforts necessary to fight “the growing German jet threat,” according to the company’s website.
Both Feinstein and Knight, who previously collaborated on a legislative effort to stop Cemex from operating a massive gravel mine in Soledad Canyon, recognized the
company’s contribution to America’s armed forces with the resolution. “For 75 years, the team at Skunk Works has been producing the tech, aircraft and systems that have given our troops a generational advantage over our adversaries,” Knight said. “Whether it be nextgeneration fighters that wrest us control of the skies, spy planes that allow us to watch our enemies with impunity, or other experimental aircraft that continue to push the envelope, the products of their work continue to inspire generations of pilots and engineers.”