Day & Zimmermann and the U.S. Army Reach Agreement on the Terms to Sell 4,112 Acres of the Former Kansas Army Ammunition Plant to Day & Zimmermann Kansas LLC

PARSONS, KS – July 19, 2012  Day & Zimmermann, has reached an agreement with the U.S. Army to purchase 4,112 acres of the former Kansas Army Ammunition Plant (KSAAP).  This will allow continued production of critical defense products for our warfighters as well as maintaining employment of our skilled, dedicated, and patient employees.

On July 13, 2005, the Base Realignment and Closure Commission issued their report to close KSAAP.  Shortly thereafter, Day & Zimmermann made the decision to purchase a portion of the property and begin negotiations with the Army.  It has been a lengthy process but it is finally close to completion.  The Army has notified Congress of the agreement and we now must wait the mandatory 35-day period for Congress to complete their review. 

In the meantime, Day & Zimmermann and the Army will be working diligently to complete the necessary legal transactions for actual transfer, which is anticipated on or shortly after August 21, 2012.

We also want to thank the Kansas Congressional delegation for their continued support on our behalf.  We especially want to thank Senator Pat Roberts, Senator Jerry Moran, and Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins for their outstanding support and advocacy.  They have served Labette County well throughout this process.

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 2.7 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, and staffing services to the commercial and government sector, and munitions products, security, logistics, equipment maintenance and facilities management services to the Department of Defense, other government groups and defense industry contractors. For more information, visit