Friday, November 27, 2015

Army supplier to hire 50+ for generator deal

Fidelity Technologies: 'Man-portable' power

Army supplier to hire 50+ for generator deal


Fidelity Technologies Corp., a Reading military contractor, says it has won a $176 million, five-year contract to build portable, Diesel-powered, low-maintenance 3-kilowatt Tactical Quiet Generator units for the U.S. Army's Mobile Electric Power group in Fort Belvoir, Va. 

Fidelity, which began building "man-portable" generators and cables for the Army in 2008, will make 20 test units at its Exeter Township plant, then boost production to as many as 8 generators a day."We anticipate creating as many as 40 new manufacturing and technician jobs, as well as 10-15 administrative positions,” Fidelity President David Gulati said in a statement. 

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