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Contract keeps plant primed

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JAMES P. LEUTE
August 23, 2011
— A Janesville manufacturer has received an $11.7 million contract extension that should keep work at its plant for a couple more years.

The U.S. Department of Defense awarded the extension to AMTEC Corp, 4230 Capital Circle, for 40 mm grenade systems.


In the last two years, the company has received similar extensions that have pushed the total value of the contract to nearly $265 million.


AMTEC, a subsidiary of Eau Claire-based National Presto Industries, manufactures and assembles tactical and training ammunition, fuzes and firing devices. Built specifically for munitions manufacturing, the Janesville facility handles both high- and low-volume production items.


National Presto has three business segments. The defense division manufactures medium-caliber training and tactical ammunition, demolition devices, fuzes, and cartridge cases. The housewares division designs and sells small household appliances and pressure cookers. The absorbent products division makes private-label adult incontinence products and baby diapers.


In Janesville, AMTEC employs about 200 people. Janesville is home to the company's systems integration management operations and manufacturing.


The company also has about 300 employees at each of two other divisions, one in Antigo and the other in Arkansas.



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