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Community Profile: Riverbank Army Ammunition Plant, California

RBAAP is a government owned, contractor operated (GOCO) military industrial installation under the jurisdiction of the Army Join tMunitions Command. The Plant was originally constructed in 1942 under the authority of the Defense Plant Corporation by Aluminum Corporation of America (ALCOA) as an aluminum reduction plant. Prior to government acquisition of the property the land was used for agriculture. The RBAAP facility was closed after World War II and the land was used for storage of government surplus materials, including corn and grain. In 1951 the facility was converted to manufacture steel cartridge cases for joint Army and Navy use. In 1952, the Norris Thermador Corporation, later known as Norris Industries (NI), was awarded the contract for conversion and operation of RBAAP. NI has operated the facility as the GOCO ever since. Cartridge production at the facility ceased in May 2009, and the mission transferred to Rock Island Arsenal, Illinois.

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