American Ordnance LLC
American Ordnance LLC (AO) has been the operating contractor at Milan Army Ammunition Plant (MLAAP) and Iowa Army Ammunition Plant (IAAAP) since 1998. Throughout the years AO has been a premier manufacturer of ammunition and explosives to the United States Military and has supported the Armament Retooling & Manufacturing Support (ARMS) program at both locations. The ARMS program allows commercial companies to reuse Army owned facilities and is the primary mission into the future for the 22,000 acre facility in West Tennessee. Redevelopment under the name Milan Commercial Complex has attracted various defense contractors and is ideally suited to house energetic manufacturing and storage operations. Esterline Defense Technologies (EDT), TN Operations, has been at the site since 2002. Jim Zolinski, VP/GM Countermeasures, EDT states, “The Esterline plant houses a ‘State of the Art’ facility producing Infrared Expendable Countermeasures for the Department of Defense and our NATO allies. The infrastructure, services and security provided by the US Army and AO make this a prime location for energetic material production and potential future expansion.” AO is a proud supporter of the warfighter and the communities of Gibson and Carroll counties in West Tennessee.
Benefits of Doing Business in Tennessee
Being in West Tennessee allows us to be in the center of 76% of major U.S. markets, and within a one day drive to 48% of the U.S. population. The business-friendly environment of Tennessee allows for companies to locate and expand operations easily. Most importantly, the loyalty and skill sets of Tennessee workers are unsurpassed.
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