Two Alabama firms have been tapped for U.S. Department of Defense contracts.
American Apparel was awarded a one-year extension, valued at $22.9 million, on a contract to make coats for the Army and Air Force.
Based in Selma, American Apparel manufactures uniforms of all types — shirts, blouses, pants, skirts, coats — for all branches of the military. The firm has been in business since 1987 and has four manufacturing facilities in Alabama, in Selma, Centre, Oneonta and Opp.
G&G Steel in Russellville has been awarded an $11.7 million contract from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for fabrication of mitre gate assemblies for two upper Mississippi River locks and dams.
Founded in 1975, G&G has fabrication facilities on 27 acres in Russellville with additional facilities in Cordova (Warrior River Steel) and Iuka, Mississippi (G&G Steel Mississippi Works.
“Hydraulic steel structures for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and heavy moveable bridge structures/machinery are just two of the primary industries for G&G,” the firm says on its website. ”We also specialize in the fabrication of industrial furnaces for the aluminum and steel industries, grinding mills and kilns for the cement, gold mine and lime industries. G&G Steel has also fabricated various structures and tooling used in the aerospace industry and mining industry.”