Defense Priority in Manufacturing

Posted by Mike Sterling

Mar 27, 2014 6:22:00 AM

There are many rules and regulations governing the manufacturing sector, including the Defense Production Act, which helps to ensure the military is properly prepared.

Defense_PriorityThe Act was passed in 1950 during the Korean War and was a part of a broad civil defense and war mobilization effort during the Cold War. The Act allows the president to issue executive orders for purchases that need to be completed quickly in order to maintain national security. It allows the president to establish regulations, orders, etc to allocate materials, services, and facilities to promote national defense. Finally, it also authorizes the president to control the civilian economy so that scare or critical materials necessary to national defense are available.

For manufacturers this can mean stopping production on all other goods and complete the government part first. At Ardel we have built parts, components, and sub-assemblies for clients who were working on a government contract. We are an ideal partner for companies that are in need of precision CNC machining, Swiss screw turning and wire EDM cutting, as we are a production-based shop, which means we can direct our full attention to our customers’ projects. To learn more about our capabilities and to see examples of our work, visit our website.

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