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Lewiston firm wins French ammo contract

LEWISTON, Idaho. - An ammunition maker in northern Idaho has won a four-year, $14 million contract to supply French police with bullets.

ATK Armament Systems in Lewiston will make Speer Gold Dot 9mm ammunition for pistols. The company is part of Minneapolis-based ATK.

Company spokeswoman Amanda Covington says the contract was signed within the last two weeks.

The Lewiston plant is the city's third largest manufacturing employer with about 970 workers.

Covington says the company is hiring more workers but isn't sure how many new jobs will be created.

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