Original Date: 09/15/1997
Revision Date: 01/18/2007
Information : Inert Storage
Tooele Army Depot (TEAD) was experiencing the loss of premium storage space for explosive items due to the need to stow inert material in igloos designed for the storage of explosives. As the Army downsized, ammunition depots were closed, and thousands of tons of ammunition once stored overseas were returned to Continental United States (CONUS) depots. Premium ammunition storage space became even more valuable. Due to Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) closures, TEAD lost its General Supply mission. Management actively pursued and prevailed in gaining control of several General Purpose warehouses, instead of these warehouses being turned over to the Local Reuse Authority. Once this was achieved, the inert material was relocated to these warehouses.
TEAD made full use of the empty warehouses, and vacated premium storage space in the igloos by affording the Industrial Operations Command (IOC) more capability for the storage of explosives. The warehouses afforded 530,000 square feet of space for inert material which provided TEAD with 350,000 square feet of igloo storage space for explosives.
This was an excellent management initiative which improved TEAD's storage posture, thus making the Depot more valuable to the Army.
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