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GRUMMAN DELIVERS 100,000th LLV TO U. S. POSTAL SERVICE

 GRUMMAN DELIVERS 100,000th LLV TO U. S. POSTAL SERVICE
 MONTGOMERY, Pa., Oct. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Grumman Corporation


(NYSE: GQ) delivered the 100,000th mail truck to the U. S. Postal Service today during a ceremony here at Grumman Allied's Long Life Vehicle facility.
 "The LLV continues to be a real success story," said Grumman Chairman Renso Caporali. "We're pleased to have our customer's vote of confidence, and we look forward to continuing our close relationship with the Postal Service."
 Grumman will build more than 142,600 Long Life Vehicles for the U.S. Postal Service under existing contracts. The Postal Service also has options to order additional units.
 After winning the initial contract in 1986, Grumman expanded, redesigned, and retooled its Montgomery plant, where it has been building trucks for 20 years. It took only nine months to get a state- of-the-art production line started.
 The Long Life Vehicle's all-aluminum body, designed to save weight and resist corrosion, is mated to a derivative of the General Motors S-10 chassis. It has the same cargo capacity as the Postal Service's one-half-ton trucks, but it is 800 pounds lighter. The LLV's cargo capacity is double that of the postal jeeps.
 The first LLV was delivered in April 1987. Currently, the 580 employees at the Montgomery facility are producing about 100 LLVs per day. The people at the Montgomery facility have made continuous product improvements and shaved minutes off the time it takes to make the LLVs. In 1989, Grumman was named a U.S. Postal Service Quality Supplier of the Year.
 Grumman Corporation is best known as a leading international aircraft and aerospace company. Other businesses range from sophisticated integrated information and electronics systems to U.S. Postal Service delivery trucks. Headquartered in Bethpage, N.Y., Grumman employs more than 21,000 people. Revenues were $4 billion in 1991.
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