Mettle Craft Manufacturing, a Sterling Heights-based joint venture between Mettle Ops and Prosper-Tech Machine and Tool, has won a five-year, $19 million contract to provide surge support for built-to-print component requirements through fabrication and manufacturing for the Combat Capabilities Development Command (CCDC) Ground Vehicle System Center (GVSC), previously known as TARDEC.
As one of four businesses selected, Mettle Craft will supply mechanical parts and assemblies including mechanical fabrication, machining, assembly, procurement, verification, quality control and assurance, packaging, and kitting to the Warren-based DOD unit.
“This award is a promising beginning to our joint venture with Prosper-Tech,” says Katie Bigelow, founder of Mettle Ops. “We look forward to expanding our defense manufacturing capabilities and serving the American warfighter at an even greater level.”
The joint venture, founded last September, will manufacture or modify parts, components, subsystems, and systems according to government-provided design drawings, computer aided design models, and technical data packages.
“Winning an award within six months of forming Mettle Craft Manufacturing is a strong way to start 2020,” says Heidi Devroy, founder of Prosper-Tech Machine and Tool.