SUWANEE, Ga.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Meggitt Training Systems, the leading provider of integrated live-fire and virtual weapons training products and services, has won the international category of the Gwinnett County Chamber’s 2017 Impact Regional Business Awards.
The program recognizes leading organizations in top industries driving economic development and job creation. From more than 500 nominations and 125 finalist companies, nine industry categories were recognized. Meggitt Training Systems received the award in the International category on May 10 for advancing global commerce and creating jobs in the metro Atlanta region.
“Meggitt Training Systems supports military forces and law enforcement agencies globally, so we’re especially pleased to win the international Impact award,” said Jeff Murphy, president, Meggitt Training Systems. “Our skilled employees based here in Suwanee and around the world help ensure that those who put their lives on the line receive world-class training to accomplish their mission.”
With this award Meggitt becomes a Governor’s International Business Awards finalist. Held on October 6, this premier event recognizes individuals and organizations working to build and strengthen Georgia’s vibrant international business community.
Meggitt employs more than 400 people at its headquarters in Suwanee, plus others in Canada, Europe, Asia, Australia and the Middle East. Its training solutions have been chosen as programs of record by the U.S. Army and Marine Corps, as well as sold to military forces in Canada, United Kingdom, Australia and other allies. Meggitt not only facilitates training for the world’s best warfighters, it also provides virtual and live-fire solutions for law enforcement agencies in more than 100 countries.
“Over the past decade, the nature of military and law enforcement operations have changed dramatically. Today’s threats make intensive and realistic weapons training more important than ever and that’s what Meggitt delivers worldwide,” Murphy added.
About Meggitt Training Systems
Meggitt Training Systems, makers of FATS® and Caswell technologies, a division of Meggitt PLC, is the leading supplier of integrated live-fire and virtual weapons training systems. Following the acquisition of FATS® virtual training systems and Caswell International's live-fire ranges and services, Meggitt Training Systems has continued to grow its capabilities based on the legacy of these two industry leaders. Over 13,000 Meggitt live-fire ranges and 5,100 virtual systems are fielded internationally, providing judgmental, situational awareness and marksmanship training to the armed forces, law enforcement and security organizations.
Meggitt Training Systems employs more than 400 people at its headquarters in Atlanta and at facilities in Orlando, Canada, the United Kingdom, Netherlands, UAE, Australia and Singapore. It can deploy service personnel anywhere in the world for instructor training, system installation and maintenance.
About Meggitt PLC
Headquartered in the United Kingdom, Meggitt PLC is an international group operating in North America, Europe and Asia. Known for its specialized extreme environment engineering, Meggitt is a world leader in aerospace, defense and energy, employing nearly 11,000 people at more than 50 manufacturing facilities and regional offices worldwide.