October 9, 2007 Alcoa Gets Army Pact Worth $31.7 Million
Alcoa Inc. won a contract valued at $31.7 million to supply aluminum armored plate for Army vehicles designed to resist improvised explosive devices. More than 1 million pounds of metal will be delivered per month during the contract, with shipments starting in November and running through June 2008, Alcoa said yesterday. Alcoa will supply the plate for use in a new armored vehicle designed to survive ambush and explosive attacks. The material will be produced at a factory in Davenport, Iowa, and mostly sent to Army facilities in Rock Island, Ill.