Taylor Wins $ 261.7 Million Contract to Supply Cranes to U.S. Army

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Taylor Defense Products in Louisville has won a $ 261.7 million contract to supply cranes to the U.S. military, the state’s two U.S. senators said this week.

Taylor Defense won the firm fixed price contract of $ 261,753,327 to produce commercial cranes with minor military modifications, the Sens said Tuesday. Roger Wicker and Cindy Hyde-Smith. Work on the contract is expected to last until November 18, 2024.

“Taylor Defense continues to provide our troops with some of the best heavy equipment in the world,” said Wicker. “It is encouraging to see the military recognize Taylor Defense with this contract award, which will support the hard-working employees who are building these rigs here in Mississippi.”

“This contract is a huge vote of confidence in Taylor Defense and its employees to give the military the equipment it needs to be logistically successful,” said Hyde-Smith. “I congratulate Taylor on his successful offer, which will benefit our national defense and the economy of our state.”

In May, the Army awarded Taylor Defense a $ 1.27 million contract to develop a modernized prototype All Terrain Container Handler (RTCH) as part of the Army’s mission to replace obsolete components with a new technology which will increase the capacities of the RTCH and prolong the life of the system. Vehicles.

In June 2019, the US Navy selected Taylor Defense to repair and maintain all-terrain cranes for the Marine Corps, a contract worth up to $ 84 million over 10 years.

Taylor Defense Products, part of the Taylor Group of Companies, is one of the largest manufacturers of heavy lifting products in the United States.

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