Loebsack Discusses Arsenal Partnership with Mack Defense Leadership PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Joe Hand   
Thursday, 20 September 2012 08:19

Company was first joint partnership announced under Loebsack-Schilling Arsenal law

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Dave Loebsack released the following statement today after he met with the leadership of Mack Defense.  Earlier this year, the Rock Island Arsenal (RIA) Joint Manufacturing and Technology Center (JMTC) and Mack Defense announced a public-private partnership.  The agreement was the first of its kind since provisions authored by Congressmen Loebsack and Bobby Schilling (IL-17) were included in the FY2012 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).  This agreement will provide Mack Defense access to the only remaining U.S. Army foundry and the Army’s only vertically integrated metal manufacturing facility and support good jobs at JMTC.

“I was pleased to meet with the leaders of Mack Defense today to get an update about the work they will be doing with the Arsenal.  I was proud to have worked with Congressman Schilling and the bipartisan delegation to give the Arsenal the ability to utilize these types of partnerships to support good jobs and strengthen the Arsenal. I will continue my work to ensure the Arsenal remains strong.”

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