Government takes over security at plant

Tuesday, March 13th 2001, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

McALESTER, Okla. (AP) _ The private company that provides security for the McAlester Army Ammunition Plant is filing for bankruptcy.

The government has put employees of the Tulsa-based company, SPI Inc., under temporary contract to continue providing security at the plant, which assembles bombs and missiles for the military.

Plant spokesman Mark Hughes said SPI officials announced Monday that they would be filing for Chapter 7 protection under federal bankruptcy laws.

The company employed 53 security guards at the ammunition plant. All but one of the guards have accepted temporary government employment.