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Video: At the Forefront of Modernizing Munitions Facilities to Exceed The U.S. Government’s Needs of Tomorrow

Hear from Mason & Hanger’s Chief Structural Engineer, David Dickey, PE, PMP on Mason & Hanger’s contributions to the modernization needs of the U.S. Government today, advancing delivery for the long-term needs of tomorrow.  

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With antiquated munitions production plants and systems, U.S. Government production facilities are in dire need of innovation and revitalization. Mason & Hanger’s current modernization projects with the U.S. Government are driving enterprise innovations that will change history, including: automated machine setup, automation of material handling (robots, automated conveyors, automated guided vehicles, etc.), and Artificial Intelligence (AI) that provides efficiency and enhanced safety for workers. Learn more here. 

Supporting this need for change, in 2023, with new and evolving threats to the United States, Congress officially declared this need for modernization in the fiscal 2023 National Defense Authorization Act. According to Gen. Joseph Martin (ret.) and Lt. Gen. David Deptula (ret.) in Defense News, “Recognizing the importance of munitions modernization, the department stood up the Joint Production Accelerator Cell within its acquisition office. It is tasked with ‘building enduring industrial production capacity, resiliency, and surge capability for key defense weapon systems and supplies.’” 


As a strategic partner to the U.S. Government for the last century, Mason & Hanger is proud to be at the forefront of these mission-critical designs, providing full-discipline Architecture & Engineering (A/E) services supporting Munitions Modernization.  

Mason & Hanger has remained a mission-critical leader on key government projects providing planning, design, engineering and construction support services for munitions, and industrial facilities for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the U.S. Navy, as well as other government agencies.  

About Mason & Hanger’s Modernization Support 

Mason & Hanger’s long history brings a large portfolio of experience dating back almost 100 years (July 1914) to the beginning of WWI, when Mason & Hanger built the Old Hickory Black Powder Plant in Tennessee. Mason & Hanger has designed more than 30 military industrial production facilities and processes, and is currently providing various design and engineering services for Holston Army Ammunition Plant, Radford Army Ammunition Plant, Joint Program Executive Office Armaments and Ammunition (Picatinny Arsenal), Watervliet Arsenal, Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) Indian Head Division (IHD), and the Iowa Army Ammunition Plant. We understand the intricate requirements for manufacturing facilities and provide our clients with unparalleled highly specialized design experience. 

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