AM General LLC in South Bend has landed a more than $90 million contract with the Army National Guard. The work involves reconfiguring Humvees and is expected to be complete in February. Last month, the manufacturer announced it was planning to call back up to 200 idled workers. June 11, 2014
AM General, LLC, South Bend, Indiana, was awarded a $90,543,739 firm-fixed-price contract to recapitalize up to 760 Army National Guard High Mobility Multi-Wheeled Vehicles (M1152A1B2 and M1165A1B3 variants) to the current configuration. Work will be performed in South Bend, Indiana, with an estimated completion date of Feb. 27, 2015. Bids were solicited via the Internet with one received. Fiscal 2013 other procurement (Army) funds in the amount of $90,543,739 are being obligated at the time of the award. Army Contracting Command, Warren, Michigan, is the contracting activity (W56HZV-14-C-0146).
Source: The U.S. Department of Defense
June 12, 2014
Statement From AM General LLC Spokesman Jeff Adams
“We are pleased to enter into a contract with TACOM to work with Red River Army Depot in a public-private partnership to recapitalize 760 older HMMWVs for the Army's National Guard. Today's base contract announcement also allows for potential options on additional older HMMWVs and to provide spare equipment. Our team has worked tirelessly to shape this unique public-private partnership arrangement in which we assist the National Guard in replacing old and tired assets with modern, up-to-date equipment. The company is focused on meeting the National Guard's requirements, and preliminary work on this contract already has begun at the AM General Military Assembly Plant where we recently recalled more than 200 workers. As the most experienced tactical wheeled vehicle provider in the United States, AM General is uniquely qualified to meet the needs of the U.S. armed forces… and provide our customers the most innovative, affordable and dependable light tactical vehicles in the field today… and in the future.”
Source: AM General LLC