Mishawaka, Ind., May 02, 2023 –– AM General executives and the United Auto Workers Local 5 leadership hosted Representative Frank J. Mrvan (D-IN, District 1) today at AM General’s Mishawaka Manufacturing Campus (MMC) to provide an update on operations with the HUMVEE and the newly awarded Joint Light Tactical Vehicle A2 (JLTV A2) programs.
Along with a visit of the HUMVEE vehicle manufacturing line, Representative Mrvan was also able to tour the facility that will house JLTV A2 production and learn about the innovative manufacturing methods both in place and planned to ensure the company delivers a quality vehicle to the USG. Further, he addressed the hundreds of factory workers on hand and discussed with them the issues which affect them and their communities. Congressman Mrvan stated, “Thank you to all the leaders and workers at AM General for your steadfast commitment to the strength of our state’s manufacturing capabilities and our national defense. I applaud your essential work to keep our members of the Armed Forces safe in their duties and appreciate the opportunity to see your cutting-edge facilities and operations today. I will continue to do all I can to support you and your critical contributions to support workers, organized labor, the economic success, and safety of our nation.”
“We are honored and grateful to have Representative Mrvan join us today to witness firsthand our manufacturing expertise, and to speak to our skilled labor force that ensures we provide quality products to the Warfighter, known to us as SGT Smith,” said Jim Cannon, AM General President & CEO. “Rep. Mrvan is passionate about his constituents, which include the AM General workforce, and has always been a key advocate of the HUMVEE program. With the ramp up of the JLTV A2 program, we look forward to continuing our strong relationship with him.”
AM General will produce the JLTV A2 in a dedicated military production facility at its 96-acre Mishawaka Manufacturing Campus (MMC), which also houses production of the iconic HUMVEE vehicles. MMC features an onsite test track where JLTVs will undergo testing in a dynamic operating environment. These dedicated facilities demonstrate the company’s readiness to execute a smooth transition for JLTV A2 production, quality testing, and delivery.
AM General combines unmatched Light Tactical Vehicle (LTV) program experience with proven transformative commercial manufacturing initiatives, like its Smart Factory, Automated Guided Vehicle System (AGV), Radio Frequency Identification/Global Positioning System (RFID/GPS) traceability, and rigorous International Automotive Task Force (IATF) 16949 certified Quality Management System (QMS) standards to produce and deliver JLTV A2s equipped with technical enhancements that surpass requirements.
About AM General
AM General engineers, manufacturers, and supports specialized vehicles for military and commercial customers. Their global presence of diverse product offerings in over 70 countries uniquely positions them to enhance interoperability across Allies and build on their longstanding defense industry and automotive partnerships. AM General’s innovative spirit delivers advanced, rugged, resilient, and dependable mobility solutions that will move you. With a wellrounded product portfolio, which includes the iconic HUMVEE vehicles, Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV), the next-generation HUMVEE Saber light tactical truck that has enhanced levels of protection, and the revolutionary soft recoil technology for mobile platforms, AM General strives to offer continuous improvement that is ready now. AM General has extensive experience meeting the changing needs of the defense and automotive industries, supported by its employees at major facilities in Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio, and a strong supplier base that stretches across 43 states. Please see more information about AM General at www.amgeneral.com.
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