Schutt Industries in Clintonville has been awarded three large military contracts.
The contracts could total more than $35 million if all options are exercised.
One of the new programs is a five-year contract, which was awarded on Oct. 10, for a Marine Corp Tactical Weld Shop.
The second contract, also a five-year program, was awarded on Nov. 19 and is for the M1061A1 trailer which was ordered by the United States Tank Automotive Command in Warren, Mich.
Schutt Industries also received three new delivery orders at the end of September for additional hooklift trucks, trailers and flatracks for the United States Army’s Afghanistan/Iraqi Supplemental Acquisition Program. Schutt Industries received the base contract for this program in 2010.
The Marine Corp Tactical Weld Shop program has been initiated to integrate, produce, and deploy 289 tactical welding systems. This unit is a self-contained, trailer-mounted, welding shop and includes the tools, machinery, consumables, compressed air, electrical powered lights, and hand tools required to perform a variety of welding missions.
Schutt Industries is also providing the associated maintenance and operator level training as well as warranty support.
The Marine Corp Tactical Weld Shop provides the United States Marine Corps with the capability to perform maintenance welding and fabrication and is currently used by maintenance units in both garrison and field environments.
The M1061A1 trailer is a five-ton flatbed trailer that is integrated with a generator system creating power units and power plants for mobile power in the field. The total build quantity may reach a maximum quantity of 1000 units. There are three different variants used by the Army and the Air Force. The M1061A1 trailer utilizes Anti-Lock Brakes (ABS) and will undergo testing at YUMA Proving Ground in Arizona.
Schutt Industries will also be providing the military with 19 more hook truck, trailer and flatrack systems. The systems consists of a 6 x 6 prime mover truck with a hook lift mechanism for self-loading and unloading capability, a payload trailer and demountable cargo beds, referred to as flatracks.
In addition to the trucks, trailers and flatracks, Schutt Industries is also contracted to provide spare parts for each configuration. Without leaving the truck cab, the driver can load or unload the truck and trailer.
Schutt Industries will need to add staff to various production areas. The company will be able to produce these systems within their 350,000 square feet of manufacturing space utilizing two shifts in certain departments.