Lima - 

Today, State Representative Bob Cupp (R-Lima) and the Ohio Speaker’s Task Force on Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) and Military Affairs visited the Joint Systems Manufacturing Center (JSMC) in Lima.


Rep. Cupp is one of four state legislators who serve on the task force, created earlier this year by Ohio House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger (R-Clarksville). The mission of the task force is to study and analyze military installations in Ohio as they relate to assets and resources in anticipation of potential federal realignment.


The meeting involved leadership at the plant, state officials and local stakeholders. JSMC manufactures tanks for the United States military, including the Abrams tank and Stryker armored vehicle, which were included in production through new federal funding within the last year. The United States Department of Defense owns the plant, with operations contracted through General Dynamics, a private company.


“As the only battle tank manufacturing center in North America, the Lima Jt. Services Manufacturing Center serves a vital role in keeping our nation safe and prepared. We are committed at the state level in helping to assist its continued vitality in the event of any new federal military facility review,” said Cupp.


The goal of the task force is to produce a final report with recommendations to the legislature, administration, and Ohio’s Congressional delegation. 

 
 
 
  
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