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New contracts preserve jobs at Letterkenny Army Depot

July 07, 2011|By JENNIFER FITCH |

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — Two new government contracts won by AECOM Technology Corp. will preserve 420 jobs at Letterkenny Army Depot as the company begins to handle technical support services at the depot.

The affected employees, who were working under an existing contract, will move to the contracts awarded by the U.S. General Services Administration to AECOM, a Letterkenny spokeswoman said.

The two concurrent contracts total $72 million over three years, an AECOM news release stated.

AECOM will work with production engineering, electronic support, manufacturing and fabrication, mechanical equipment, and paint. It will provide support for Letterkenny’s mine-resistant ambush vehicles.

AECOM will employ maintenance- and production-focused technical personnel, the news release stated.

“Both contracts have a four-month base period with eight, four-month options, for a potential term of three years each,” the news release stated.

AECOM, which is based in Los Angeles, employs 45,000 people around the world, according to its website.

It bills itself as a “global provider of professional technical and management support services to a broad range of markets, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, water and government.”

Letterkenny Army Depot employs about 3,800 people and is the largest employer in Franklin County, Pa. The depot, which is on 18,000 acres, says it fuels more than $250 million annually into the region through payroll and contracts.

Further information was not available Thursday.

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