PEO Ammo Visits Holston AAP
April 30, 2013
On April 11, the contractor and government staffs of Holston Army Ammunition Plant received an important opportunity to showcase HSAAP's latest and greatest innovations. Brigadier General John McGuiness, Program Executive Officer for Ammunition and Senior Commander of Picatinny Arsenal, paid his first visit to the Tennessee plant since taking command of Picatinny Arsenal on October 17, 2012, to review the ever-changing landscape of the explosives facility.
During his visit, McGuiness toured the newly-completed magnesium nitrate process, the nitric acid concentrator/sulfuric acid concentrator, the control room for the ongoing A2B move (in which Area A production is being moved to Area B to consolidate processes and reduce costs), and the agile manufacturing facility, among other current structures and processes.
Holston Army Ammunition Plant is a government-owned, contractor- operated facility located in Kingsport, Tenn. Since 1942, HSAAP has produced chemical explosives in support of our warfighters and currently produces explosive fills for every type of ordnance used by the United States Department of Defense.
HSAAP is a subordinate installation of the Joint Munitions Command. From its headquarters at the Rock Island Arsenal, JMC operates a nationwide network of conventional ammunition manufacturing plants and storage depots, and provides on-site ammunition experts to U.S. combat units wherever they are stationed or deployed. JMC's customers are U.S. forces of all military services, other U.S. government agencies and allied nations.