|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Fri, 5 Oct 2012 13:30:50 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] REUSE: Former Kansas Army Ammunition Plant ribbon-cutting|
Kansas ammunition plant set for new era By JOHN MILBURN Associated Press October 4, 2012TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) -- Seven years after closing a former military installation, officials in southeastern Kansas are preparing to start a new era of regional economic development at a site where thousands of workers once assembled weapons of war.
Dan Goddard, executive director of the Great Plains Development Authority in Parsons, said Wednesday that a ribbon-cutting ceremony Oct. 11 at the former Kansas Army Ammunition Plant is an important event. But it isn't completion of the goal to put people to work.
...Pentagon officials designated the plant for closure in 2005, as part of the Base Realignment and Closure process. Production was transferred to ammunition plants in Indiana, Iowa, Oklahoma and Tennessee.
... For the entire article, seehttp://www.saljournal.com/news/story/L2917-BC-KS- BombstoBusiness-1stLd-Writethru-10-03-0945-clone-clone
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