Photo Credit: Scranton Army Ammunition Plant photo
The Scranton Army Ammunition Plant in Pennsylvania won the Secretary of the Army Environmental Award for Sustainability by using technology and best practices to reduce and reuse water, improve air emissions in the production facility, reduce hazardous materials by evaluating the latest technology and engaging in multiple energy efficiency projects. The Scranton Army Ammunition Plant is located in the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad Locomotive Shops that were originally built circa 1908. The manufacture of ammunition metal parts began in 1953. Current items include 105 mm to 155 mm howitzer and mortar ammunition. Manufacturing operations include hot forging, machining, heat treating, and finishing.