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CONGRESSWOMAN JACKIE WALORSKI TOURS AM GENERAL MILITARY ASSEMBLY PLANT

May 8, 2013
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  05/09/13 Congresswoman Jackie Walorski (IN-02), a freshman member of the House Armed Services Committee, last week visited the AM General Military Assembly Plant in Mishawaka to meet employees, discuss industry issues, tour the active HUMVEE and Blast Resistant Vehicle – Off road (BRV-O) Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) production line, and speed around the AM General test track in the BRV-O – the company’s latest innovative offering to the U.S. Military for the next generation Light Tactical Vehicle. 

Walorski recently returned from a visit to Afghanistan and Bahrain to learn more from U.S. military leadership, servicemembers, and diplomats about the recent developments on the ground and the bilateral security agreement charting the course over the next few of years in Afghanistan.

“After returning from Afghanistan, it is clear that the HUMVEE is a critical asset to the security and tactical operations of our servicemembers in theater and allies around the world—including the Afghan National Army,” said Walorski. “The decades of innovation and quality infused into the HUMVEE and the BRV-O directly reflect AM General’s world-class workforce. These jobs are critical to the security of our troops and allies, assisting in the mission to keep our nation safe. I am honored to convey the appreciation from our troops overseas to AM General for their continued support.”

“We are honored to have been able to host Congresswoman Walorski and members of her staff,” said AM General President and CEO, Charles M. Hall.  “Our team truly appreciates the fact that she came out to the facility to learn about the issues we are faced with in this austere budget environment and to recognize the talented men and women who work at our company.”

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One Response to “ CONGRESSWOMAN JACKIE WALORSKI TOURS AM GENERAL MILITARY ASSEMBLY PLANT ”

  1. Thor on May 9, 2013 at 8:32 am

    Another innovative product manufactured by AM General is the VPG MV-1 a uniquely designed vehicle to meet or exceed the Americans with Disabilities Act guidelines. One is on display at the SBN airport.

    The HUMVEE is a huge capabilities leap over anything the military had before (like say the M131 1/4 ton) that was needed to keep up with modern combat arms vehicles like the M1 series of tanks.

    It’s good to see a local company at the forefront of technological development and production. Also good to see Jackie on national level panels that can continue to highlight their success.

    Now if we could just bring back Auburn/Cord/Duisenberg… :-)