Johnstown, PA – JWF Defense Systems, LLC has received another defense related contract from JBT AeroTech out of Orlando, FL for $2.1 million, and commercial contracts worth an additional $2.3 Million for a total of $4.3 Million in new awards. The defense related contract is for an additional 15 Next Generation Small Loader (NGSL) platforms. The NGSL is an air-transportable, 25,000-pound capacity, self-propelled mobile air cargo transporter/loader. The platforms are highly complex weldments requiring skilled welding and fabrication techniques, and precision machining operations. JWF is proud to support JBT on this important Air Force equipment contract. The commercial contracts are for airport cargo loading equipment products.
“JWF Defense Systems continues to deliver a quality product in support of this important program. This is a testament to the efficiency and expertise of our Johnstown employees. We are proud to support JBT Aerotech on this program. This contract will help sustain approximately 14, highly skilled, family sustaining jobs at our Johnstown facilities. ” said Chief Operating Officer John Polacek.
About JWF Defense Systems
JWF Defense Systems is part of JWF Industries. JWF Industries designs, manufactures, and integrates metal centric products. Capabilities include program management, engineering, laser services, welding, forming, machining, and coatings. JWF Industries supports prototypes, low volume, and high volume build-to-print production on a variety of programs both nationally and internationally by designing, developing, and integrating products for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), the Federal Government, and JWF’s global customers in the energy, commercial, and defense industries. JWF Industries and JWF Defense Systems have locations in Johnstown, PA; Baltimore, MD; Davisville, WV; and Edenton, NC.
Founder William (Bill) Polacek, President and Chief Executive Officer of JWF Industries, started the company over 35 years ago in a two-car garage with the goal of growing the company to create local jobs. Today, the company occupies over 1.3 million square feet of manufacturing space and currently employs over 400 professionals. The company’s growth and success were achieved by developing and promoting skilled workers and leaders from within. The company is dedicated to its employees, its communities, and its global customers in the energy, commercial, and defense industries. To learn more about JWF Industries, visit www.jwfi.com.
About JBT: JBT® is a global leader in the supply of ground support equipment, airport gate equipment, asset monitoring, maintenance, electric ground support equipment, and baggage handling system services. For more information, please visit www.jbtc.com/aerotech.