Barron Industries increasing capacity
Barron Industries (Oxford, Michigan) is increasing capacity to meet demand from its defense customers for aluminum, stainless and carbon steel precision castings. The company is growing its workforce by more than 30% and investing in new equipment to bring on a second and third shift at its 65,000 sq. ft. manufacturing facility in southeast Michigan.
Barron has new orders from General Dynamics Land Systems, BAE Systems, and Oshkosh Defense.
Serving General Dynamics for more than 35 years, Barron will manufacture cast components for the upgrades of the Stryker and Abrams tank programs recently announced by the U.S. Army.
Barron Industries has been awarded a $3 million renewable one-year contract to supply parts for the upgrade of M1A1 Abrams Main Battle Tanks to the state-of-the-art M1A2 System Enhancement Package Version 3 (SEPv3) configuration. In 2018, the Army ordered more than three brigades of the upgraded tanks from GDLS.
“Based on forecast domestic and international sales through 2029, Barron anticipates our GDLS contract to renew annually with the total value of work to exceed $40 million through 2029,” company president Bruce Barron said.
In addition, GDLS has awarded Barron a $4 million renewable one-year contract to supply parts for the upgrade of its Stryker flat-bottom vehicles to the Stryker A1 configuration.