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Sat August 16, 2014

Ammunition Plant Says it Needs More Workers

Crews at the McAlester facility
Crews at the McAlester facility
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MCALESTER, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma army ammunition plan says it wants to hire 200 employees.

The McAlester News-Capital reports the McAlester Army Ammunition Plant hired nearly 100 workers in November. According to plant official Robert Mabray, the group still needs the additional employees to fill current and future ammunition orders.

The plant's commander Colonel Joseph Dalessio says the group currently has more than 1,250 employees.

Dalessio says some employees have retired or are seeking work elsewhere.

The plant says it has new ammunition orders it needs to fulfill for the U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Navy.