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New Ammunition Contract Firing up Nammo Talley Operations in Lowndes County

03/08/2016

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Date: 3.8.2016
Contact: Macaulay Whitaker
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New Ammunition Contract Firing up Nammo Talley Operations in Lowndes County

Golden Triangle, Mississippi – Nammo Talley, Inc. has been awarded a contract for the production and delivery of ammunition for the Shoulder-Launched Multipurpose Assault Weapon system.

The contract was awarded for an indefinite delivery / indefinite quantity (ID/IQ) contract to produce ammunition for the Shoulder-launched Multipurpose Assault Weapon (SMAW) system. The five-year contract is estimated at more than $97 million with an estimated completion date of Sept. 10, 2020.

“Mississippi has a strong, growing presence in the defense sector, and Nammo Talley’s new contract further strengthens the state’s foothold in the industry,” Gov. Phil Bryant said. “I congratulate the Nammo Talley team on this opportunity and wish the company success as it fulfills this new contract.”

Production will be performed at the Nammo Talley, Mississippi Manufacturing Center in South Lowndes County where operations were suspended  in 2014 due to lack of contracts.  The SMAW contract will initially create 12 new jobs in 2016 and 2017. 

“This is a huge win for our program team and for our operation in Mississippi”, says Jim Mullis, GM of Mississippi Operations.  “We have received outstanding support from the Mississippi Development Authority, Golden Triangle Development LINK, East Mississippi Community College Workforce Training and the Mississippi Department of Employment Security in re-establishing our operations here”.

“Nammo Talley has long been a great partner in Lowndes County and we’re thrilled that their operations are renewing,” said Harry Sanders, President of the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors. “We look forward to supporting them as they fulfill their contract.”

Mississippi Development Authority provided assistance in support of the project for workforce training.

“The Nammo Talley team’s new ammunition contract will bring 12 new career opportunities to Lowndes County and revamp operations at the company’s facility,” said MDA Executive Director Glenn McCullough, Jr. “We salute our partners at the Golden Triangle Development LINK, Three Rivers Planning and Development District, Lowndes County Board of Supervisors and East Mississippi Community College whose teamwork with MDA played a vital role in restarting Nammo Talley operations in Lowndes County.”

Headquartered in Raufoss, Norway, the Nammo Group is a technology-driven aerospace and defense group specializing in high-performance defense and space solutions. The Nammo Group operates through 6 business units: Commercial Ammunition, Small and Medium Caliber Ammunition, Large Caliber Ammunition, Shoulder Fired Systems, Aerospace Propulsion, Demil, Sea Safety and Services. The company’s innovative, wide-ranging products and services are implemented worldwide. Its broad portfolio includes shoulder-launched munitions systems, military and sports ammunition, rocket motors for military and space applications, and environmentally friendly demilitarization services. For more information, visit www.nammo.com.

About The GTR LINK
The Golden Triangle Development LINK is the regional economic development organization for Clay, Lowndes and Oktibbeha counties. Located in northeast Mississippi, the LINK’s current record of investment totals $4.6 billion and 5,500 jobs. For more information, visit www.gtrlink.org.



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