Mar. 28—OXFORD — Olin Winchester was awarded a $145 million fixed-price with economic price adjustment contract to manufacture .38 caliber, .45 caliber and 9mm ammunition for the U.S. Army.
It is the company's fourth contract in five years. Last March, Olin Winchester secured a $37 million contract for 5.56mm, 7.62mm and .50 caliber ammunition with a completion date of March 14, 2026.
The company was the lone bidder on this project, which was solicited online. The estimated completion date for the contract is March 27, 2027.
The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Rock Island Arsenal, Illinois, awarded the contract.
Olin dedicated its $100 million, 500,000-square-foot centerfire manufacturing plant in Oxford in 2011. Olin opened its rimfire and military packing operations in Lafayette County in 2005. The company employs more than 1,000 people at its facilities.