Sunday, 30 September 2012

BAE Systems to Cease Military Production at Fairfield Location

BAE Systems yesterday made a major announcement regarding the future of their Fairfield facility. The company will cease military production at the site and transfer the work to their Sealy, Texas facility by the end of the 1st quarter of 2013. All commercial armored vehicle, transparent armor and JLTV engineering work will continue in Fairfield, Ohio.

“The decision to transition the military production work from our Fairfield site to Sealy streamlines our organization, reduces cost and improves our competitive position,” said Frank Pope, President of BAE Systems, Inc.’s Land & Armaments Sector.

Approximately 160 employees that currently support military production will be affected by the change at the Fairfield facility. It is anticipated that most of the affected employees will be released from the company between November and the end of the 1st quarter of 2013.

BAE Systems acquired the military production business through its purchase of Armor Holdings, Inc. in 2007. The military production business produces armored cabs, turrets and armor parts supporting various armored military ground vehicles and construction equipment for the U.S. Armed Forces and original equipment manufacturers of military vehicles.

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