VANCOUVER, B.C. – Mission Ready Services Inc. (TSX-V: MRS) – Mission Ready Services Inc. (“Mission Ready” or “MRSI” or the “Company”) reports the expansion of its facilities and workforce in support of recent contracts restoring Infantry Combat Equipment (“ICE”) for the Department of Defense (“DoD”). The Company’s current 10-20 Services Inc. (“10-20”) facilities are now at full capacity processing ICE under contract for the United States Marines Corps.
10-20’s Washington state and North Carolina service centers across from JBLM and Fort Bragg, respectively, are running round-the-clock, 7 days per week, to maximize capacity and ensure quick turnaround times for its clients. 10-20 is actively seeking up to 60 additional qualified personnel to carry out operations at its new facility in Barstow, California, home of Marine Corps Logistics Base Barstow (“MCLB Barstow”).
Clay Williamson, President of 10-20 states, “With our recent contract successes, we have been able to expand our operations and invest in our local communities by creating jobs. Over the past thirty days, we have increased our personnel by 60% at our operational facilities in Lakewood, WA (Joint Base Lewis McChord), Fayetteville, NC (Fort Bragg) and Barstow, CA (MCLB Barstow). 10-20’s rapid growth will require continued expansion in new strategic locations over the next 24 months and we are excited for the additional employment opportunities this will create for veterans and their families.”
With a strong focus on supporting veterans and their families, 10-20 Services works with local organizations that specialize in employment opportunities for Veterans and Dependents. “We are proud that our workforce is comprised of over 58% veterans or family members of service members (both active duty and retirees). 10-20 actively works with organizations such as the Army ACAP program, Rally Point 6 and the Veterans Administration, to recruit qualified candidates into our organization” states CSM(R) Victor Martinez, Western Zone Manager.
10-20 will save the DoD millions by fully disinfecting and restoring ICE such as body armor, cold/wet weather clothing systems, load carrying equipment and the like. 10-20’s patented Advanced Cleaning System™ (“ACS”) and MilSpec repair system returns unserviceable equipment back to military use at an average savings of 90% of its replacement cost. Most of this equipment would have otherwise have been disposed of or scrapped.
About 10-20 Services
10-20 was formed to provide services and product sales to the U.S. Federal Government and their contractors. 10-20 currently operates military cleaning and repair facilities adjacent both to Joint Base Lewis-McCord (JBLM) in Washington State and also Fort Bragg, North Carolina (the world’s largest military base). Additionally, the Company operates a retail service centers on the JBLM base and the Fort Bragg base to serve the individual soldier market and gain exposure for 10-20 Services at the base level.
About Mission Ready
MRSI was created to meet a critical need of one of the world’s largest customers, the US Government and in particular the Departments of Defence, Homeland Security and Justice and various other agencies such as law enforcement, first responders and the many others worldwide that help to safeguard our health and security.
Headquartered in Vancouver, BC, MRSI has three distinct, synergistic operating divisions:
- Strategic consulting services and manufacturers representation
- Equipment inspection, cleaning/decontamination and repair services of personal protection equipment
- Product research and development
MRSI’s management team offers over 100 years of combined industry experience and is composed of industry experts in developing products, contracting, and selling to the federal government, first responders and tactical markets through open market procurements, teaming arrangements, and a variety of federal contract tools.
MRSI’s mission is to save lives and enhance the performance of military personnel, first responders, and those who protect us by working to ensure they are equipped with the best possible personal protective equipment.
For further information, visit the Company’s website at MissionReady.ca or contact:
Terry Nixon – Director, Corporate Communications
Mission Ready Services Inc.
(signed “Rod Reum”)
President & CEO
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