Weapons Contracts

Since the start of the Iraq War, military contracts awarded to companies such as Halliburton and Blackwater have received attention from the antiwar movement and occasionally the corporate media. However, despite this attention, war profiteers in the Grand Rapids area have received little attention. Corporations in Grand Rapids have provided critical military support for “the war on terror” and the occupation of Iraq by providing components for a variety of military aircraft, tanks, armored vehicles, and artillery weapons, in addition to providing items such as footwear.

Note: This database contains contracts awarded to a number of local companies beginning with the year 2002. Due to difficulties in obtaining data, not every contract awarded is documented. However, the data is representative enough to show that a number of local entities are providing critical support for the occupation of Iraq and the military-industrial complex.

Contracts by Company (Ordered by Monetary Value of Contracts)