Friday, March 29, 2013

Lake City Ammo Employees Offered Voluntary Layoffs


How can they be laying off workers when there is an ammo shortage in this country?
Hourly workers at the federally owned Lake City Army Ammunition Plant in Independence have been given voluntary layoff offers as part of a plan to reduce the workforce of 2,600.

The cutbacks result mainly from modernization efforts during the last eight years, according to Bryan Kidder, a spokesman for Alliant Techsystems, which operates the facility for the U.S. Army.
Read the rest here.


  1. Unfortunately, they have their production lines running at max capacity now. This cut back involves cutting back machine monitors, those who watch the machines doing the production, not hands on production people. They're moving to a position, for example,of having one seven man team monitor two side by side production lines in place of the current two seven man teams working side by side.

    They would have to add new production lines, or (if possible) add more production shifts to meet the civilian need for ammo (which Big sis doesn't want us to have!). The plant is run to meet military contract specifications, not a combination of military and civilian quantities.

    While some overrun for military requirements are sold as surplus on the civilian market, those are exceptions and not normal practice under the contract.

  2. I work at the plant and everything you all read about them laying off because of modernization of equiptment and military stand downs is crap. They are NOT modernizing anything, this place is nasty, dirty and the management is clueless. They recently cut all of our QUALITY staff and expect the same grade of product as before. Bottom line......ATK UNDERBID THE CONTRACT AND NOW ARE SCREWING OVER ALL OF US WHO WORK HERE. THIS PLACE IS SOOOO OUTDATED, OF COURSE THE SPOKESPERSON IS GONNA SAY WE ARE LAYING OF FOR MODERNIZATION OF EQUIPTMENT BUT, IT'S ALL BULL$#*%