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General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems - Scranton Operations Reaches Historical Production Milestone


ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems announced today that its Scranton, Penn., operation has produced the 25 millionth metal projectile body to be manufactured since the plant opened in 1963. The projectile bodies are components of large-caliber ammunition that is used by the U.S. military and allies around the world.

The Scranton facility, the premier manufacturer of projectile metal parts bodies in the world, began its operations as Chamberlain Manufacturing and was acquired by General Dynamics in 2006. The facility has directly supported all branches of the U.S. military and key allies continuously for the past 45 years.

"This significant milestone, unattained by any other similar facility in the world, is a tribute to the high-quality work and dedication of our employees. I am proud of our workforce and their support of our soldiers, Marines, sailors and airmen,” said James Flaherty, vice president and general manager of General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems, Scranton Operations.

General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems is committed to producing high-quality products and services through the use of Lean Six Sigma (LSS) principles in support of continuous improvement throughout its business and manufacturing processes. The company is a world leader in the manufacture of large-, medium- and small-caliber direct and indirect-fire munitions, shaped charge warheads and BALL POWDER® Propellant. It also manufactures precision metal components; and provides load, assemble and pack services for tactical missile and rocket programs. More information on General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems is available online at


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