Scranton Army Ammunition Plant

Installation Overview

SCAAP is housed on 15.3 acres with seven buildings and storage capacity of 509,000 square feet.

Scranton has a government staff of nine Department of the Army civilians to provide installation management contract oversight. The government staff has a payroll budget of $900,000. Contractor statistics are considered proprietary and therefore are unavailable.

  • Multiple long stroke vertical hydraulic forge press lines
  • Capability to produce 60/81 mm mortar projectiles
  • In house end to end production processes, no outsourcing requirements
  • ISO 9001/14001/50001, OHSAS 18001, and ANSI/MSE 50021 Certified
  • Multiple heat treat furnaces which austenitize, quench, and temper
  • Machining capability exceeding current ammunition manufacturing requirements
  • Over 120 hydraulic tracer and CNC lathes
  • In house metallurgical testing
  • Multiple automated paint lines

The installation was originally constructed as a steam locomotive erecting and repair facility in 1908. SCAAP was established in 1953 and operated by U.S. Hoffman until 1963 when Chamberlain Manufacturing Corporation became the operating contractor. General Dynamics, Ordnance and Tactical Systems assumed operation of the facility from Chamberlain in 2006 and is the current operating contractor. SCAAP is the recipient of the AMC Superior Unit Award (2007), and the Department of Defense Environmental Sustainability Award (2012).

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