As a defense contractor, you will not see Lockheed Martin disappear. On the contrary, during each recession, the defense budget has increased over time. With increased spendings means more revenue for companies like Lockheed Martin.
Due to recessions, people are more likely to start doing more DIY projects at home. This gives big box stores and hardware stores more business. Lowes is a company that people began to flock to for doing home improvement projects.