Day & Zimmermann Awarded M67 Hand Grenade Contract

PHILADELPHIA, PA, September 29, 2010… Day & Zimmermann, a nationally recognized provider of industrial, defense and workforce solutions, announced today that its Munitions & Government unit was awarded a contract to produce M67 hand grenades for the U.S. Army. The contract, issued by the Rock Island Contracting Center at Rock Island, Illinois, is valued at more than $17 million and includes option provisions through 2014.

The work will be managed through the Day & Zimmermann Lone Star plant in Texarkana, Texas, and will require the procurement of major components as well as explosive loading and packout of the grenade.  This work could potentially add up to 60 new jobs at the local site.

“This was a tough competition and is just the beginning of expanding our business since completing the purchase of approximately 5,500 acres at the Lone Star Army Ammunition Plant earlier this month,” said Matthew M. Dibas, Vice President and General Manager, Day & Zimmermann Lone Star. “We look forward to working with the Program Executive Office (PEO-Ammunition) and the U.S. Army Joint Munitions Command as well as the Army contracting agency at Rock Island to execute the requirements of this contract while continuing to do what we do best – provide safe, quality products for our warfighters.”

About Day & Zimmermann:
Day & Zimmermann’s 24,000 employees provide industrial, defense and workforce solutions to a broad base of commercial and government customers. Operating from more than 150 worldwide locations with 2.2 Billion USD in revenues, the Day & Zimmermann family of companies is currently ranked as one of the largest private companies in America by Forbes and is a former winner of the U.S. National Family Business of the Year award. Founded in 1901 and headquartered in Philadelphia, PA, Day & Zimmermann companies today provide engineering, construction and maintenance services, security services, and staffing services to businesses and government agencies, and munitions production, equipment maintenance and facilities management services to the Department of Defense.