TEXARKANA -- Loc Performance Products, Inc., has teamed up with TexAmericas Center with the lease of facilities at the former Lone Star Army Ammunition Plant.
Loc will lease 12,000 square feet of improved facilities from TAC on its Eastern campus. The space will be used as a ware house and to provide kitting operations for Multiple Launch Rocket Systems (MLRS) assemblies and Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machining for the United States Army.
“We are thrilled to finally launch a manufacturing facility at the Depot. Loc and RRAD have had a public-private partnership in place for years and this is our first step to significant growth at this location. Additionally, Loc and TAC are now discussing the development of an advanced manufacturing technical training facility for CNC machining to further expand the LOC footprint and create quality jobs for local talent,” Jason Atkinson, chief operating officer, Loc Performance Products Inc.
Over the past two years TexAmericas Center has worked with the U.S. Economic Development Administration and the Texas Capital Fund to improve access to unused buildings on TexAmericas Center East Campus, the former Lone Star Army Ammunition Plant (LSAAP) which is adjacent to the Red River Army Depot (RRAD).
Infrastructure investments exceed $3 million.
The former Area D warehouse complex consists of 12 warehouse buildings and one office building for a total of 269,500 square feet.
The action is an initial step of localizing content close to RRAD where kits and components will be assembled into MLRS vehicles.
Loc is one of Michigan’s premier full-service providers of mobility systems, vehicle hulls, armored cabs and armor kits for military and industrial applications.