Friday, April 23, 2010

Syn-Tech wins $5.7 million Air Force contract

By Dave Hodges, Business Matters Editor
Tallahassee Democrat
April 23, 2010

The Tallahassee-based manufacturer Syn-Tech Systems Inc. has been awarded a $5.7 million contract by the U.S. Air Force to supply nine ammunition loading systems for the A-10 Thunderbolt aircraft.

Syn-Tech CEO Doug Dunlap said this afternoon that the company will manufacture and deliver the equipment over the coming two years. He anticipates that Syn-Tech will be hiring additional personnel because of this and other work, including continued demand for the company's Fuelmaster management system for operators of vehicle fleets.

Deans Foods, the nation's largest dairy company, is a new customer and will use the commercial version of Fuelmaster for its trucks. "There is a continued demand for our products even during this recession," Dunlap said, adding that the fuel management system saves users money on their vehicle operations.

The automated ammunition loader, another Syn-Tech product developed years ago, enables ground crews to reload an A-10 or the Air Force's AC-130 aircraft and get them airborne more quickly during military operations.


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