Depot Maintenance:

Planned Transfer of Industrial Plant Equipment From Seneca Army Depot

NSIAD-93-51: Published: Nov 6, 1992. Publicly Released: Nov 20, 1992.

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Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) plans to remove the industrial plant equipment maintenance and special weapons storage missions from the Seneca Army Depot in New York.

GAO found that: (1) DOD decided to transfer Seneca's industrial plant equipment maintenance and rebuild work load to the Defense Logistics Agency's (DLA) Defense Industrial Plant Equipment Center (DIPEC) facility as part of its depot consolidation effort; (2) the DOD cost comparison was incomplete and inaccurate and rebuild costs at both facilities were close; (3) the DIPEC facility had greater rebuild capability and excess plant capacity to absorb the Seneca plant's work load; (4) the need for both facilities was questionable, since DOD expected the work load for rebuilding industrial plant equipment to decline; and (5) DOD could save up to $1.9 million annually by consolidating the work load at one facility.

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