Ammunition manufacturer Nammo Talley has been awarded a five-year, $97.2 million production contract for ammunition of the Shoulder-Launched Multipurpose Assault Weapon system. The project will recharge the manufacturing plant and create 12 new jobs in Crawford, Mississippi.
Nammo Talley’s Mississippi facility, situated on 640 acres, was specifically designed for the high-volume final assembly of shoulder-launched munitions like SMAW projectiles. The facility is also designed for high-rate pyrotechnic operations and storage. In 2014, operations at the facility were suspended due to a lack of contracts.
“This is a huge win for our program team and for our operation in Mississippi,” said Jim Mullis, General Manager of Nammo Talley’s Mississippi operations. “We have received outstanding support from the Mississippi Development Authority, Golden Triangle Development LINK, East Mississippi Community College Workforce Training and the Mississippi Department of Employment Security in re-establishing our operations here.”
Mississippi Development Authority provided assistance in support of the project for workforce training.
“The Nammo Talley team’s new ammunition contract will bring 12 new career opportunities to Lowndes County and revamp operations at the company’s facility,” said MDA Executive Director Glenn McCullough, Jr. “We salute our partners at the Golden Triangle Development LINK, Three Rivers Planning and Development District, Lowndes County Board of Supervisors and East Mississippi Community College whose teamwork with MDA played a vital role in restarting Nammo Talley operations in Lowndes County.”
“Mississippi has a strong, growing presence in the defense sector, and Nammo Talley’s new contract further strengthens the state’s foothold in the industry,” said Governor Phil Bryant.