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Army Assistant Secretary Visits Radford and Holston

March 5th, 2014
A Day at Radford and Holston Army Ammunition Plants: Past successes, current projects, and future needs

Earlier this month, Heidi Shyu, assistant secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology – as well as senior officials from the Army and Department of Defense – visited the Radford Army Ammunition Plant in Virginia and the Holston Army Ammunition Plant in Kingsport, Tenn.

Chief Operating Officer Tom Arseneualt, S2 President Erin Moseley, and members of the Ordnance Systems, Inc. leadership team welcomed the visitors and gave them tours of the facilities.

Shyu and her colleagues were onsite to learn about Radford’s and Holston’s modernization efforts, including past successes, current projects, and future needs. Both plants were built during World War II and are still producing vital products for today’s warfighter.Many of the group’s discussions throughout the day focused on building partnerships to serve the needs of current and future warfighters. 

The visitors began the day with a tour of the Radford plant, including stops at the nitrocellulose production line, acid area, and solvent manufacturing line.

That afternoon, Katrina McFarland, assistant secretary of defense for Acquisition, joined the group to tour the Holston plant. The tour highlighted the plant’s chemical processes and modernization successes – including the insensitive munitions manufacturing line and the nearly completed, $147 million acids modernization project.