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$4.5 billion Army contract work to take place at Sig Sauer Rochester facility

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Sig Sauer’s new Rochester plant at 7 Amarosa Drive will be fully operational this fall with more than 300 people working to manufacture firearms and related equipment.

And that’s a good thing because the gunmaker in April landed a $4.5 billion contract from the U.S. Army to produce what it is calling the Next Generation Squad Weapons System, consisting of firearms and suppressors, which will be manufactured at the Rochester facility.

Samantha Piatt, director of communications and media relations for Sig Sauer, said the Rochester plant has already begun some manufacturing operations and by the time they are open 300 workers will be located at the site.

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