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MCDONALD'S/TERRY MANUFACTURING/DEFENSE DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCE JOINT INITIATIVE INVOLVING BATTLE DRESS COATS

 MCDONALD'S/TERRY MANUFACTURING/DEFENSE DEPARTMENT
 ANNOUNCE JOINT INITIATIVE INVOLVING BATTLE DRESS COATS
 PHILADELPHIA, June 16 /PRNewswire/ -- The following was released today by the Defense Personnel Support Center:
 The McDonald's Corp. (NYSE: MCD), Oak Brook, Ill., Terry Manufacturing Company, Inc., Roanoke, Ala., and the Defense Department have announced a unique joint initiative to enhance the industrial base for battle dress coats by agreeing to share production resources and facilities during national emergencies or mobilization of America's armed forces.
 The Defense Personnel Support Center here awarded a demonstration contract to Terry Manufacturing under its industrial preparedness demonstration program. Terry Manufacturing, a small black-owned business, currently makes crew uniforms for McDonald's and battle dress coats for the Defense Department.
 Under terms of the contract, a specific line involving 32 workers at Terry Manufacturing who make apparel items for McDonald's will be cross-trained to also make specific parts of the battle dress coat.
 In the event of a national emergency or mobilization efforts, McDonald's has agreed to find alternate sources for its uniforms if needed, enabling Terry Manufacturing to direct its full production capacity toward making battle dress coats.
 The contract with Terry Manufacturing sets a minimum production level of 258,660 woodland green camouflage uniform coats per year and a maximum of 554,120, allowing for a surge in production to test Terry Manufacturing's ability to rapidly increase production. The one-year base contract is worth up to $10 million and includes provisions for an additional two years.
 Terry Manufacturing will be developing a contingency plan with McDonald's to ensure that the restaurants will have no disruption in service. Terry Manufacturing already has a series of sub-contractors in place to take care of any changes in production. McDonald's is the first company to endorse DPSC's efforts to help cut costs while keeping a strong industrial base for battle dress coats.
 "This initiative will permit the Defense Department to have a broad and diversified industrial base without the expense associated with reserving capacity in a time of declining defense needs and budget cuts," said Robert Molino, DPSC's executive director for acquisition management planning and support. "The program also includes efforts to explore cost-reducing initiatives aimed at modernizing both manufacturing and management methods."
 DPSC is a $2.7 billion a year organization responsible for providing food, clothing and textile items, medicines and medical equipment for America's military personnel and their eligible dependents worldwide.
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 /CONTACT: Diane Holmes or Danielle Moyer, both of Defense Personnel Support Center, 215-737-2311/
 (MCD) CO: McDonald's Corp.; Terry Manufacturing Company, Inc.; Defense
 Personnel Support Center ST: Illinois, Alabama, Pennsylvania IN: LEI ARO SU: JVN


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