JACKSON, MS - This is a news release from MDA
Officials from ammunition manufacturer Nammo Talley announce the company has been awarded a five-year, $97.2 million contract which will create 12 new jobs in Crawford, Miss., in Lowndes County. The contract is for the production of ammunition for the Shoulder-Launched Multipurpose Assault Weapon system.
"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."
Nammo Talley's Mississippi facility, situated on 640 acres, was specifically designed for the high-volume final assembly of shoulder-launched munitions like SMAW projectiles. The facility is also designed for high-rate pyrotechnic operations and storage. In 2014, operations at the facility were suspended due to a lack of contracts.
"This is a huge win for our program team and for our operation in Mississippi," said Jim Mullis, general manager of Nammo Talley's 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."
Mississippi Development Authority provided assistance in support of the project for workforce training.