JMTC foundry cited for excellence


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Posted Online: Feb. 19, 2013, 5:41 pm
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By Eric Timmons, etimmons@qconline.com
The Rock Island Arsenal Joint Manufacturing and Technology Center has been designated as a Center of Industrial Excellence for Foundry Operations, which will allow the foundry to be used for new public-private partnerships.

"Our foundry makes Rock Island Arsenal-JMTC truly a unique place in the Department of Army," said a statement from Col. James Fly Jr., commander of the JMTC.

"The foundry allows us to take raw material and turn it into a product that has a direct impact to the soldier on the battlefield, all under one roof. This all is done by the skilled work force here at the Arsenal."

The announcement of the CITE designation was made by Secretary of the Army John McHugh.

"This solidifies Rock Island Arsenal-JMTC as the one-stop shop for metal manufacturing for the warfighters," said Edward Flinn, director of Hot Metals at the JMTC. "Adding this partnering authority gives us a greater opportunity to reach for support further into the private sector."

The Arsenal's foundry is the only remaining foundry within the Department of Army.

Last year, the Arsenal received a CITE designation for add-on-armor design, development and prototype fabrication. In 2009, the Arsenal was given a CITE designation for mobile maintenance systems.




















 



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1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rock Island Citizens Improvement Association held a special meeting to consider the proposition of consolidating Rock Island and Moline.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The home of A. Freeman, 806 3rd Ave., was entered by a burglar while a circus parade was in progress and about $100 worth of jewelry and $5 in cash were taken.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The million dollar dredge, Rock Island, of the Rock Island district of United States engineers will be in this area this week to deepen the channel at the site of the new Rock Island-Davenport bridge.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Argus "walked" to a 13-0 victory over American Container Corporation last night to clinch the championship of Rock Island's A Softball League at Northwest Douglas Park.
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