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Video: Day & Zimmermann’s History Supporting Munitions Production Plants for the Government and Modernizing for the Future

Video: Day & Zimmermann’s History Supporting Munitions Production Plants for the Government and Modernizing for the Future

Hear from Jim Hickey, Vice President of Government Affairs, on Day & Zimmermann’s history contributing to munitions production plants and systems, and how we are contributing to the modernization needs of the United States Government today.

Most of the defense production facilities in the United States were designed and constructed after the start of World War II. At more than 70 to 80 years old, many of them are aging and in desperate need of modernization. In 2022, the world was awakened to the threats that might be around them after the Russians invaded Ukraine. We had limited stockpiles, capacity to produce new munitions, and needed to direct greater attention on creating the capacity we needed not only to defend ourselves, but also our friends and allies around the world. Read more about the race to arm Ukraine with ammunition to defend itself here.


As a strategic partner to the U.S. Government for more than 120 years, Day & Zimmermann is proud play a vital role in the defense of our nation and continues to provide support to the United States Government and our allies. 

Mason & Hanger, a Day & Zimmermann Company, 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. Learn more about our munitions modernization projects here.


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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