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.