Martin Marietta

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Martin Marietta Corporation
Founded1961; 63 years ago (1961)
Defunct1995 (1995)
FateMerged with Lockheed Corporation
United States
Key people
Hans Multhopp

The Martin Marietta Corporation was an American company founded in 1961 through the merger of Glenn L. Martin Company and American-Marietta Corporation. In 1995, it merged with Lockheed Corporation to form Lockheed Martin.


Martin Marietta formed in 1961 by the merger of the Glenn L. Martin Company and American-Marietta Corporation.[1]: 356 

Martin, based in Baltimore, was primarily an aerospace concern with a recent focus on missiles, namely its Titan program. This program was established in 1955 when the company secured the U.S. Air Force contract to build the country's second intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM).[2] American-Marietta was headquartered in Chicago and produced paints, dyes, metallurgical products, construction materials, and other goods.[3][4][5][6]

In 1982, Martin Marietta was subject to a hostile takeover bid by the Bendix Corporation, headed by William Agee. Bendix bought the majority of Martin Marietta shares and in effect owned the company. However, Martin Marietta's management used the short time separating ownership and control to sell non-core businesses and launch its own hostile takeover of Bendix (known as the Pac-Man defense).[7][8] Thomas G. Pownall, CEO of Martin Marietta, was successful and the end of this extraordinarily bitter battle saw Martin Marietta survive; Bendix was bought by Allied Corporation.[8][9][10]




Missiles and rockets


Unmanned aerial vehicles

Significant components of vehicles

See also


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