SCRA Wins Contract for Navy Center of Excellence

SUMMERVILLE, S.C. -- SCRA Applied R&D has announced that they have been selected to lead the Navy's Metalworking Center. This is a U.S. Navy Manufacturing Technologies (ManTech) Center of Excellence, chartered by the Office of Naval Research (ONR). This award is for an Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity contract; the maximum dollar amount the Government may order under this contract is $99,000,000 over a five year period.

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SCRA Applied R&D will operate and manage the Center in partnership with Columbus, Ohio based EWI, a leading engineering and technology organization that will provide technical expertise and support the Center's project development and management activities.

SCRA Vice President Marty Ryan will serve as the Director of the new Center and EWI Senior Manager Paul Blomquist will serve as Technical Director.

"SCRA Applied R&D is proud to continue its support to the Navy's manufacturing technology program through the Navy Metalworking Center of Excellence," said Ryan. "The SCRA/EWI team will support the Navy and its warfighters by joining with the industry's best technology providers to reduce acquisition and life-cycle costs, improve capabilities and deliver exceptional value to the Navy."

The U.S. Navy sponsors seven Centers of Excellence that develop technologies to ensure the U.S. Navy remains the most technologically-advanced Navy in the world. SCRA, headquartered in Summerville, South Carolina, also operates the Navy Shipbuilding and Advanced Manufacturing Center and the Navy Composites Manufacturing Technology Center.

About SCRA Applied R&D

SCRA Applied R&D leads diverse industries and organizations to develop innovative technology solutions for federal and corporate clients. Technology focus areas include: shipbuilding and ship repair, manufacturing technologies, advanced material applications and rapid prototyping, among many others, which have resulted in real-world, high return on investment technologies. SCRA Applied R&D has a strong track record of delivering technologies that achieve wide-spread industry adoption and application. National and International programs led by SCRA have accumulated a total contract value of over $5.2 billion to date.