Source: Braithwaite Communications

Day & Zimmermann Announces Completion of Land Transfer From U.S. Army to Save Operations at the Former Kansas Ammunition Plant

PHILADELPHIA, PA--(Marketwired - Jul 15, 2013) - Day & Zimmermann (D&Z), the century-old, family-owned provider of construction & engineering, staffing, and defense solutions for leading corporations and governments around the world, today announced the completion of a land transfer with the U.S. Army, which included a portion of land from the former Kansas Army Ammunition Plant, to D&Z in Parsons, Kansas. 

"We're ecstatic that the land transfer process is finally completed and the ammunition plant is a D&Z owned and operated facility," said Mike Yoh, President of Munitions & Government at Day & Zimmermann. "Now that the ownership uncertainties are behind us, our workforce is reenergized and refocused to move forward with facility plans that will expand our customer-base, increase production and strengthen our workforce."

This agreement marks the end of nearly eight years of negotiations and allows D&Z to continue operations at the Parsons plant for its nearly 130 employees. As part of the land transfer, D&Z acquired 4,112 acres of property, and also agreed to take on the environmental clean-up of those acres in accordance with the Purchase and Sale Agreement.

"It's been a difficult process, but the final step to continued operational success is for the Great Plains Development Authority (GPDA) to honor their prior commitments and execute their part of the agreements," said Tom Rudy, Vice President & General Manager at Day & Zimmermann Munitions. "Those agreements are vital to ensure the competitiveness of this facility and ultimately the number of jobs in Parsons."

In preparation for the land transfer, the company signed a standing agreement with the GPDA in December 2011, which outlined logistics and payment specifications for water and wastewater upon transfer of the property.

"We're finally looking forward to putting this behind us and once again focusing on what we do best -- supplying the best ammunition to the best military in the world," said Sally Boulanger, Operations Director at the Parsons Ammunitions Facility. 

Day & Zimmermann is a century-old, family-owned company whose 23,000 employees specialize in construction & engineering, staffing and defense solutions for leading corporations and governments around the world. Operating from more than 150 worldwide locations with 2.4 Billion USD in revenue, Day & Zimmermann is currently ranked as one of the largest private companies in the U.S. by Forbes. Founded in 1901 and headquartered in Philadelphia, PA, our first work was to develop "Betterment Reports" that helped modernize American factories. Today, we are still in the business of betterment -- maintaining the nation's power infrastructure, protecting American freedoms and driving technological advancements around the world. We do what we say. ®

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