Marmen Signs MoU with Force Protection Industries

Mar­men Inc. of Trois-Riv­ières, Québec, today announced it has signed a Mem­o­ran­dum of Under­stand­ing (MoU) with Force Pro­tec­tion Indus­tries, Inc. as of August 30, 2011 to pro­vide man­u­fac­tur­ing and machin­ing ser­vices for the Tim­ber­wolf, a safe, reli­able and tech­ni­cal­ly-advanced Tac­ti­cal Armoured Patrol Vehi­cle (TAPV) specif­i­cal­ly designed for the Cana­di­an Forces.

The Cana­di­an Gov­ern­ment pre­vi­ous­ly select­ed Force Pro­tec­tion Indus­tries, Inc. as one of the qual­i­fied com­pa­nies to pro­vide up to 600 wheeled com­bat vehi­cles and relat­ed long term sup­port ser­vices. The Depart­ment of Nation­al Defence (DND) expects to award a con­tract to the final select­ed bid­der in 2012.

In sign­ing the MoU, Mar­men has joined Team Tim­ber­wolf, led by Force Pro­tec­tion Indus­tries and CAE. CAE would have over­all respon­si­bil­i­ty for the com­pre­hen­sive in-ser­vice sup­port (ISS) solu­tion. Team Tim­ber­wolf is also com­posed of Cana­di­an Tier 1 sub­con­trac­tors Lock­heed Mar­tin Cor­po­ra­tion, Elbit Sys­tems Land and C4I (ESLC) and Mal­ley Indus­tries.

“We are very pleased to be part of Team Tim­ber­wolf,” said Patrick Pel­lerin, Pres­i­dent of Mar­men. “As an orga­ni­za­tion and as indi­vid­u­als, we take great pride in know­ing that Marmen’s exper­tise and know-how can con­tribute to the safe­ty of our Cana­di­an troops.”

“Mar­men was select­ed for the Tim­ber­wolf project based on the unmatched qual­i­ty of its man­u­fac­tur­ing and machin­ing ser­vices, and we expect them to play a piv­otal role in mak­ing what we think is the opti­mal vehi­cle for the Cana­di­an Forces,” said Randy Hutch­er­son, Chief of Busi­ness Devel­op­ment of Force Pro­tec­tion. “In assem­bling Team Tim­ber­wolf, we have put togeth­er a dynam­ic group of Cana­di­an com­pa­nies with com­ple­men­tary capa­bil­i­ties that can deliv­er a low-risk, cost-effec­tive, long-term TAPV solu­tion to Cana­da.”

“Win­ning this project will allow Mar­men to diver­si­fy and grow, yet we also expect the ben­e­fits of this project to extend beyond our own orga­ni­za­tion,” added Mr. Pel­lerin. “In addi­tion to cre­at­ing approx­i­mate­ly 100 jobs at Mar­men, the pos­i­tive eco­nom­ic impact will cer­tain­ly be felt through­out our region.”

Force Pro­tec­tion Con­tacts
Tom­my Pruitt, Senior Direc­tor, Glob­al Com­mu­ni­ca­tions, (843) 574‑3866,