Rock Island Arsenal unveils new welcome signs
July 30, 2014
The Rock Island Arsenal Garrison revealed three new U.S. Army signs welcoming employees and visitors to the Rock Island Arsenal installation. The three signs are located at the Moline and Rock Island, Ill. and Davenport, Iowa gates.
The Army logos for the sign were designed and created at Rock Island Arsenal Joint Manufacturing and Technology Center. They were produced using two different types of machining centers with cycle times varying from one and one-half to three hours. In addition, the paint and coatings were all done in the JMTC paint shop.
The Army logos were a prototype. RIA-JMTC is developing a process to cast similar logs using the Army's only foundry, located within JMTC. The casting process will reduce costs as more installations adopt the new sign template.
"By being DoD's one-stop shop for metal manufacturing, RIA-JMTC can produce a wide variety of metal products to include everything from weapons to signs in this case," said Col. David J. Luders, commander RIA-JMTC. "Most of our equipment we produce goes around the world; it is nice to have something that our employees produce stay right here in the Quad Cities. We hope that we can manufacture more signs that will be used at Army installations at home and abroad."