About Us

Our Culture...

We are dedicated to serving our clients through entrepreneurial, market-focused businesses operating within a decentralized corporate structure. Our environment is one of openness, commitment, pride in our work and mutual respect. We do what we say.® We encourage and reward individual initiative. We believe it is as important to listen as to be heard. We value long-term partnerships with our clients, our vendors and each other.

Our Mission...

We will be a distinguished leader in our markets and achieve profitable growth and financial success for the company and its employees. We are committed to achieving total client satisfaction, and worked hard to earn the reputation that is synonymous with quality, integrity, and innovation

To satisfy our clients we must first satisfy our employees. We will challenge every employee to excel, empower them to meet the challenge and fairly reward their achievement. We will achieve our mission without compromising our values.


We established four core code of values –safety, diversity, integrity and success that outlines how the company conducts business. These values demonstrate our commitment to both internal and external customers, while providing the company a platform for continued growth.


We take on high-risk work in hazardous environments for some of the largest companies and government groups and are relentless in our commitment to preventing injuries and accidents.

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In the end, it all comes down to trust. Trust in our unfailing performance. Our uncompromising consistency. Our unflagging dependability.

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To be a company that embraces diversity, is inclusive, and thrives on learning so that our employees feel respected and invited to contribute to the success of our company, clients, suppliers and communities.

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Being part of a team that hits its targets, achieves its goals and exceeds expectations is a great way to work. It creates winning outcomes for our customers, our employees and the communities we serve.

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View our Ethics Policy.


American Ordnance maintains a high quality supplier base by establishing long term relationships with our suppliers. We have also established requirements for ensuring purchased products from suppliers conform to our customer's needs. Suppliers are evaluated against these requirements through surveys and performance history.

You can request consideration as a supplier by sending your contact information, product line card, and DUNS number to AO-SupplyChain@aollc.biz.

All suppliers are eligible for the Supplier Certification Program. This program reduces incoming inspection and develops customer supplier relations.

For our current suppliers, you can review our current Standard Terms & Conditions, Special U.S. Government Provision, and Quality Assurance Provisions in Adobe PDF format:

Our past Standard Terms & Conditions, Special U.S. Government Provisions, and Quality Assurance Provisions is available here.

Other reference documents:

Commercial Development

American Ordnance is a successful participant in the Armament Retooling and Manufacturing Support (ARMS) program at both the Milan Army Ammunition Plant in Milan, Tennessee, and the Iowa Army Ammunition Plant in Middletown, Iowa. The ARMS program, an entrepreneurial government initiative, encourages and supports a private sector presence at under-utilized government facilities by offering prospective commercial and industrial businesses the opportunity to leverage and accelerate growth and expansion through financial and in-kind incentives such as building modifications and improvements, tailored financing arrangements, and loan guarantees.

Whether the company is an emerging high-tech start-up or a Fortune 500 manufacturing corporation, American Ordnance and the ARMS program are viable sources of support for businesses looking to start, expand or relocate their enterprise at either facility.

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ISO Certificates

American Ordnance's ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015 Certificates for the Iowa facility.

Quality Management System


Environmental Management System