Governor Praises U.S. Army National Guard Bureau for Choosing Maine for Work

May 9, 2011

Army work will prevent layoffs in Northern part of State

For Immediate Release: Monday, May 09, 2011 Contact: Adrienne Bennett (207) 287-2531

Augusta, Maine – Governor Paul LePage joined U.S. Senator Susan Collins today recognizing the U.S. Army National Guard Bureau for sending 50 five-ton trucks to Maine Military Authority (MMA) in Limestone for immediate service and production. The move, according to Tim Corbett, Executive Director of MMA, will save fifty jobs and keep MMA’s current full workforce employed into 2012. Each of the 50 five-ton vehicles represent 700 hours of work.

“I am pleased to hear the National Guard Bureau is sending the work to Maine,” said Governor LePage. “These jobs are important and we will continue to work aggressively to develop new opportunities for folks in Limestone and surrounding areas to ensure the work stays in Maine into the future.”

For the past 13 years, MMA has been a key provider of humvee repair for the U.S. Army and National Guard. Currently, MMA is on schedule servicing school buses as part of their School Bus Service Life Extension Program (SLEP).

About MMA: The Maine Military Authority's mission is to provide our customers with top quality product and component refurbishment or repair. This is accomplished by utilizing cost efficient and labor efficient methods that maximize savings for our customers and the American taxpayer.

MMA's standard has always been to achieve exceptional quality. We also recognize the importance of returning rebuilt and refurbished assets back to our customers in a timely manner. At MMA we utilize lean principles in conjunction with our ISO standards to continually improve quality and increase productivity. MMA is committed to delivering quality products in a timely and cost efficient manner which meets or exceeds customer's expectations.