DeKalb County Employer Lands Big Military Contract

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A manufacturer in Auburn has secured a nearly $40 million contract from the U.S. Department of Defense. The work involves hundreds of firing platforms and is expected to be complete by May 2019 at the ALCOA Automotive Indiana Assembly and Fabricating Center. May 9, 2014

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ALCOA Automotive - Indiana Assembly and Fabricating, Auburn, Indiana, was awarded a $39,359,234 firm-fixed-price, contract for 800 firing platforms to support M119A3 howitzer modernization. Funding and performance location will be determined with each order. Estimated completion date is May 7, 2019. Bids were solicited via the Internet, with three received. Army Contracting Command, Picatinny Arsenal, New Jersey, is the contracting activity (W15QKN-14-D-0040).

Source: The U.S. Department of Defense