Tennessee-Based Holston Army Ammunition Plant Looking To Expand
By Tom Knighton
As a nation, we find ourselves in somewhat relative peace. Yes, we’re still losing men in the Middle East, but compared to most other times in this century, we’re at peacetime. Even the military has apparently shifted more to a peacetime footing. It sounds like it’s the kind of time when everything in the military draws down a good bit.
The US Army’s Holston Army Ammunition Plant in Kingsport, Tennessee is looking to expand its already massive facility. Run by BAE Systems and US Army Materiel Command, the Holston Ammunition Plant, originally established during World War Two, already currently covers 6,020 acres and spans across two counties in Tennessee.
BAE Systems’ site describes Holston as a major supplier of explosive materials to the U.S. Department of Defense with a focus on safer innovative ‘insensitive munitions‘. The plant is also part of the DoD’s Armament Retooling and Manufacturing Support program, which rents out site space to private companies.
A spokesperson from BAE Systems has reportedly told a local TV news channel, WJHL-TV News Channel 11, that the company has submitted requests for construction permits from the state for an expansion of the …Read the Rest
Source:: Bearing Arms