Mettle Craft Manufacturing Awarded Defense Contract


Mettle Craft Manufacturing, a joint venture between Mettle Ops and Prosper-Tech Machine & Tool, is pleased to announce their Multiple Award, Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (MA IDIQ) contract. This is a 5-year opportunity for $19 million. Mettle Craft is one of four businesses selected.

Mettle Craft will provide surge support for Built-to-Print component requirements through fabrication and manufacturing for the Combat Capabilities Development Command (CCDC) Ground Vehicle System Center (GVSC), previously known as TARDEC. They will supply mechanical parts and assemblies including mechanical fabrication, machining, assembly, procurement, verification, quality control & assurance, packaging, and kitting.

This new venture comes from the leadership of two Women Owned Small Businesses (WOSB) with a rich history of exceeding customer expectations and fiscal responsibility. The partnership was catalyzed while in their Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses cohort. Both companies Quality Management Systems are ISO 9001:2015 certified and NIST 800-171 Compliant through NUDG Systems (

This award is a promising beginning to our joint venture with Prosper-Tech," said Katie Bigelow, Founder of Mettle Ops. “We look forward to expanding our Defense Manufacturing capabilities and serving the American Warfighter at an even greater level.

Winning an award within six months of forming Mettle Craft Manufacturing is a strong way to start 2020,” said Heidi Devroy, Founder of Prosper-Tech Machine & Tool.

The joint venture will manufacture or modify parts, components, subsystems, and systems according to Government-provided design drawings, Computer Aided Design models, and Technical Data Packages.

About Mettle Craft

Mettle Craft Manufacturing, founded in September 2019, is a Joint Venture between Mettle Ops and Prosper-Tech Machine & Tool. Both companies share a commitment for quality craftsmanship that empowers US fighting forces.

About Mettle Ops

Mettle Ops is a U.S. Small Business Administration 8(a), Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB), National Veteran Business Development Council (NVBDC), Economically Disadvantaged Woman Owned Small Business (EDWOSB), Women Business Enterprise (WBE), Woman Owned Small Business (WOSB), Center for Veterans Enterprise (CVE), and Veteran Owned Small Business (VOSB). Headquartered in Sterling Heights, Michigan and founded in 2013, Mettle Ops specializes in extensive research, development, manufacturing, fabrication, reverse engineering, ground vehicle design, test and evaluation experience, and system integration capabilities. Mettle Ops’ team includes war veterans with 35 years combined experience in Army service. Inspired by courage and tenacity and so-named Mettle Ops.

Mettle Ops |
3223 15 Mile Road, Sterling Heights, MI 48310 | | 586.306.8962
U.S. Small Business Administration 8(a) Certified 2027
JCP Certified | ISO 9001:2015 Certified
DUNS: 07-908-4144 | CAGE: 6XYB2

About Prosper-Tech Machine & Tool

Founded in 2007, Prosper-Tech is committed to upholding the highest customer service standards in the industry. With a team of employees boasting 130+ years of combined experience, its expertise in the machine and tool industry is virtually unmatched. Services include general machining, production CNC machining, CNC EDM machining, plastic injection tooling, prototypes, and fixtures. From start to finish, each job adheres to high quality standards.

Prosper-Tech Machine & Tool |
69160 Skinner Dr, Richmond, MI 48062 | | 586.727.8800
WOSB | NIST 800-171 Compliant
JCP Certified | ISO 9001:2015 Certified
DUNS: 93-847-8166 | CAGE: 5CJF8

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Heidi Devroy


February 19, 2020

Prosper-Tech Machine & Tool offers services for build-to-print precision machining. Located in Macomb County in Richmond, Michigan, we serve the medical, defense, and aerospace/space industries.

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