Fidelity Wins $176 Million Manufacturing Contract from U.S. Army
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Fidelity Technologies Corp., Muhlenberg Township, won a five-year contract valued at $176 million with the Army to construct power generators, according to a statement from the company.
The contract covers production of 3 kilowatt Tactical Quiet Generator sets through July 2017.
"To meet production demands, we anticipate creating as many as 40 new manufacturing and technician jobs, as well as 10 to 15 administrative positions," said J. David Gulati, Fidelity president.
"This contract aligns perfectly with our Military and Aerospace Manufacturing Division's strategic plan to expand market share in the military mobile electric power space," he said.
In related news, Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania announced it will invest $50,000 in Fidelity.
The loan is part of a $559,802 investment in several companies across multiple counties in Pennsylvania.
The money is earmarked for development of Fidelity's power-distribution and illumination system, according to a news release from Ben Franklin Technology Partners.
The defense contractor will be working with Northampton Community College's Emerging Technology Applications Center, which will provide professional engineering support.
Gulati said in a statement: "Fidelity is pleased to receive this assistance and looks forward to working with the professionals at ETAC whose experience and expertise complement well the in-house capability of our engineering staff. Together, we will develop an improved power-distribution product for use in austere environments."
RPA Engineering relocating to Spring Township
RPA Engineering, an engineering and design firm, is relocating to larger headquarters in Spring Township to accommodate continued growth.
The new 12,000-square-foot headquarters building at 400 Spring Ridge Drive will house the firm's executive, administration and engineering personnel.
The move from its location at 3 Park Plaza, Wyomissing, is scheduled for the fourth quarter.
"We are experiencing increased demand for our specialized engineering in the industrial, pharmaceutical, health care and energy sectors," said Richard P. Aulenbach, president, in a prepared statement.
"We also are expanding our civil engineering and commissioning and qualification services," Aulenbach said. "In response to this growth, we are continually expanding our staff and have outgrown our current leased facility."
RPA Engineering was founded by Aulenbach in 1989 and has been based at the Wyomissing location for 15 years.