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SteelCraft has been awarded a $10.39 million subcontract by General Dynamics Land Systems – Canada in support of the Light Armoured Vehicle III Upgrade Project. The contract was announced today in Stratford by Mr. Gary Schellenberger, Member of Parliament for Perth-Wellington, on behalf of the Honourable Bernard Valcourt, Associate Minister of National Defence and Minister of State (Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency) (La Francophonie).   

SteelCraft Inc. will be providing General Dynamics Land Systems – Canada with fenders, plates and other steel components for the Light Armoured Vehicle III Upgrade Project. This subcontract will have a significant economic impact in the Stratford region and reflects SteelCraft’s continued success in providing complex high quality steel components. 

Canadian soldiers need the best tools for the job and deserve the best vehicle we can give them,said Danny Deep, vice president of General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada.The LAV III Upgrade Project will enhance the LAV III fleet’s survivability, operational capability and long-term performance. With our Canadian design and manufacturing base and over 500 suppliers located in every province of Canada, we are proud to say that the best armoured vehicles in the world are made in Canada.

“We are very pleased to participate as a supplier to General Dynamics Land Systems – Canada for the LAV III Upgrade Project, and to play a role in ensuring the safety and well-being of our Canadian military,” says Keith Zehr, President and COO, Steelcraft. 

Read the Government of Canada’s press release for additional information and detail on the Light Armoured Vehicle III Upgrade Project. 

Read the Stratford Beacon Herald’s news story on the announcement. 

Read AM 920’s coverage 

See CJCS 1240’s coverage of the story

Stratford Gazette’s coverage of the announcement

See Metalworking Production & Purchasing Magazine’s story on the announcement