LIMA, Ohio (AP) — A military tank plant in northwestern Ohio is getting $40 million for upgrades at the facility.
The Lima News reports (http://bit.ly/1TUxTv1 ) Joint Systems Manufacturing Center is getting the money from Congress to fund a roof project, a pivot pad that can hold 70-ton tanks as they are tested, and a machine that can mill heavier materials at a higher rate.
Lt. Col. Matthew Hodge says the funding allows them to get ready for the next-generation M1 Abrams battle tank that's slated for production next year.
He describes the investment as "catch-up money," and says it's been at least five years since the government made a significant investment in the facility.
Information from: The Lima News, http://www.limanews.com