BAE modernizes the boom
The plant celebrated its 75th year in Kingsport last year. HSAAP began as the Wexler Bend Pilot Plant in 1942 with 50 Tennessee Eastman company employees. In June of 1942, the U.S. Government authorized Tennessee Eastman Company to design and operate Holston Ordnance Works (HOW). By January 1944, HOW produced and shipped 1.1 million pounds of explosives per day. Decommissioned at the end of World War II, HOW was reactivated for the Korean Conflict and was renamed Holston Army Ammunition Plant.
Jan 15, 2018 at 8:30 AM