Joint Systems Manufacturing Center – Lima (JSMC)
• Lima, Ohio
The Joint Systems Manufacturing Center – Lima (JSMC) is an Army, government owned-contractor operated facility that allows for the synergy of cost effectiveness and responsiveness with private industry, while maintaining long-term control of the equipment and facility for preservation of mission readiness.
JSMC provides the DOD with an industrial facility capable of manufacturing, repairing and refurbishing heavy and light armored combat vehicles. The JSMC produces combat vehicles and components, including the M1 Abrams for U.S. and allied nations; hull structures of the Namer Armored Personnel Carrier; hull structures for the Stryker Family of Vehicles; and MK 46 Naval Weapons Gun Station turrets. The robust infrastructure of the JSMC is well-suited for this mission, supporting high bay lifting capabilities up to 80 tons, weld fixtures supporting more than 100,000 pounds, and over 1.6 million square feet of manufacturing floor space. A welder fabricates the upper structure of a Stryker Combat Vehicle at the Joint Systems Manufacturing Center-Lima. (U.S. Army photo by Brian Hahn)
CAPABILITIES & MISSION EXECUTION
The highly skilled workforce at JSMC executes full spectrum manufacturing, fabricating combat vehicles and components from plate steel through assembly, and then complete automotive testing and final acceptance.
The core competency of the plant is fabrication and assembly of heavy combat vehicles. This is executed using innovative plate processing methods including laser, plasma, and water jet cutting operations, and advanced welding processes such as friction stir and robotic welding, using specialty materials such as armor steel, titanium, stainless steel, aluminum and composites. With the facility's state of the art machining, inspection, multi-media blasting and paint operations, JSMC is able to deliver the most lethal, maneuverable and survivable equipment available to the warfighter.
• Manufacturing including laser, plasma, and water jet operations
• Fabricating combat vehicles and components
• Automotive testing and final acceptance
• Advanced welding processes
• Multi-media blasting
• Paint operations
Joint Systems Manufacturing Center – Lima
1155 Buckeye Road
Lima, Ohio 45804