Military Contract Manufacturing Companies

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  • Reedsburg, WI

    Since 1920, Hankscraft Inc. has been a leader in the contract manufacturing industry, producing dependable and high-quality products for all of our customers. We pride ourselves on our contributions to the industry and being industry experts. From plastics, to metals, to assembly we can manage your entire program.

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  • Phillipsburg, NJ

    Bihler of America Inc. is a contract manufacturer and packager. Bihler serves the electrical, medical, automotive, appliance, electronic, and military industries among others. Bihler can stamp, form, weld, tap, insert screws, and construct components and assemblies for a variety of products. Bihler satisfies customers through cost-effective and quality manufacturing services.

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  • Allenton, WI

    Maysteel provides complex sheet metal fabrication with a focus on design for manufacturing. Founded in 1936, we combine our extensive engineering experience and market knowledge with an expanding supply chain footprint, allowing us to fabricate products that others can’t. We design, engineer and manufacture custom OEM sheet metal enclosures, kiosks, cabinets and racks. We have locations in the U.S. and Mexico, as well as partnerships in Europe. For more information, visit

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  • Rutland, VT

    Kalow is a leading manufacturer of industrial balers, garbage balers, scrap metal balers, baling presses, trash compactors and recycling equipment. Kalow provides quality industrial balers and products for a variety of industries and markets. Contact us for your industrial baler needs today!

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  • Winchester, VA

    BRI, an ISO 9001:2008 manufacturer, was founded in Winchester, VA in 1985 as a custom injection molder and assembler of plastic parts. We offer: custom injection molding, contract manufacturing, sonic welding, pad printing/hot stamping, plastic painting and hydrografix decoration. We have extensive success in providing customers with tooling and procurement, molding, assembly and retail packaging.

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  • New Kensington, PA

    If you have a custom manufacturing challenge, ALKAB Contract Manufacturing, Inc. can help. We are a machining and fabricating job shop that produces custom machinery, equipment, tooling and individual component parts. Our capabilities include large/heavy part machining, small part machining, welding and fabricating, and electromechanical assembly. We can process prototypes, one-offs, and small lot runs to your specifications and we will deliver on time.

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Military Contract Manufacturing Industry Information

Military Contract Manufacturing

Military contract manufacturing is completed by a company that is hired by a client to produce products for the military. Military contract manufacturing requires skills, tools, equipment, and materials that are used in many other manufacturing processes. Because of the demand for military and defense products, manufacturers in related fields seek certification because most governments hold certain standards for the military products they purchase.

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Applications of Military Contract Manufacturing

The term contract manufacturing is used to describe a situation in which the needs of one company, business, or client are met by hiring another company under contract. The arrangement may also be referred to as subcontracting or outsourcing because the work that is done comes from another source. Many governments or security forces take part in military contract machining because it is easier to hire an existing manufacturing facility than it is to construct one and hire and train a workforce to produce military products. Military contract manufacturers come from many kinds of industries, including the aerospace manufacturing sector. These firms rely on vendors, suppliers, and manufacturers for parts, supplies, software, computers, electrical components, and other items necessary to build the machines or vehicles. In fact, they may hire a subcontractor for specialty parts or sizes.

Some of the products made through military contract manufacturing are:

  • Vehicles
  • Aircraft
  • Weapons
  • Shelters
  • Body Armor
  • Tanks
  • Guns
  • Helmets
  • Rocket Shells
  • Rocket Bodies
  • Barbed Wire
  • Helicopters

Process of Military Contract Manufacturing

Before the manufacturing process even begins, the company interested in hiring a subcontractor requests bids from various contract manufacturers. Usually this "company" is a government because military supplies and products are not available to the general public. The client chooses from among the bids and job estimates from the interested manufacturers, and they discuss the details of the contract. Some manufacturing contracts are measured by units of time and last for a few years, while others are measured by the output, such as the number of hummers or fight planes that are manufactured. Some military subcontractors may be involved in major structural assembly for large projects, while others perform the finishing processes necessary to prepare the part for another contract manufacturer. Military contract manufacturing companies do not necessarily make products from the first to the last step, but, rather, the components and materials are made in segments and passed from one company to the next. In this way, contract manufacturers can be very specialized.

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