ATK, the SOLE beneficiary of DHS' 2Bil+ Ammo Contract...is set to LAYOFF 2600 workers?Submitted by AnCapMercenary on Tue, 03/26/2013 - 18:58
Capabilities of the plant include: Small arms cartridges; components such as percussion and electric primer; pyrotechnics; small caliber ammunition (5.56 mm; 7.62 mm; .50 caliber and 20 mm); performs reliability testing of small caliber ammunition (5.56 mm; 7.62 mm; 9 mm, .22 caliber; .45 caliber and .50 caliber); demilitarization and disposal of small caliber ammunition and explosives.
Is the proposed layoff due to a simple “recent drawdowns in military actions” as the article portends? Updated robotics utilized in assembly line reducing need for some labor?
What is really going on here??
By MARK DAVIS
The Kansas City Star
Hourly workers at the federally owned Lake City Army Ammunition Plant in Independence have been given voluntary layoff offers as part of a plan to reduce the workforce of 2,600.
The cutbacks result mainly from modernization efforts during the last eight years, according to Bryan Kidder, a spokesman for Alliant Techsystems, which operates the facility for the U.S. Army.
Previously, the Army had said the plant’s 30 government employees could see cutbacks as part of the federal cuts known as sequestration. Kidder said the layoff plans are not related to sequestration.
Read more here: http://www.kansascity.com/2013/03/06/4103593/lake-city-emplo...