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TAC Industries on Old Selma Road in Springfield. Bill Lackey/Staff
TAC Industries on Old Selma Road in Springfield. Bill Lackey/Staff

The Air Force has chosen a Springfield company to make cargo nets.

TAC Industries, Springfield, has been awarded a total $69,422,312 contract for the production of cargo nets for the support equipment and vehicles division at Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, the Department of Defense said.

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The base contract year has a value of $13,469,074; option one of the contract has a value of $13,565,182; option two has a value of $13,842,626; option three has a value of $14,127,218; and option four has a value of $14,418,212.

The contract provides for the production of 40,600 low profile side nets and 17,000 top nets under the basic period, and best estimated quantities of 40,600 low profile side nets and 17,000 top nets during each option period thereafter, the Defense Department said.

Work will be performed in Springfield and is expected to be completed by July 10, 2025.

TAC is a nonprofit company that employs and cares for people with developmental or physical disabilities. In addition to making cargo nets for the Air Force, it repairs nets.

TAC won an initial contract to manufacture cargo nets in 2005. The contracts are often renewed, assuming the company continues to meet production goals and retains quality standards.

The nets are used to secure military and humanitarian aid cargo on pallets during shipment.

This award is the result of a sole-source acquisition. The contract came from the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center at Robins Air Force Base.