The Renco Group , Inc. is a private, family-owned investment holding company founded in 1975 by Mr. Ira Rennert. Based in New York, The Renco Group, Inc. has established a reputation as a global leader within a diverse range of businesses including mining and mineral recovery, defense equipment, fabrication of metal products and automotive supply.
AM General was acquired by The Renco Group in 1992. In 2004, The Renco Group, Inc. and MacAndrews & Forbes Holdings, Inc. formed a joint venture to own and operate AM General .|
Founded in 1975 by Ira Rennert, the Renco Group, Inc. is a privately-held holdings company with investment interests in various industries including mining, metal production, and material handling. Based in New York, Renco Group's subsidiaries include AM General, LLC (design, engineering, production, and support of special-purpose vehicles), the Doe Run Company (natural resource company focused on metals mining, smelting, recycling and fabrication), Doe Run Peru S.R.L. (mining and metallurgical company), Inteva Products, LLC (automotive interiors), Kings of New Castle, Inc. (regional chains of jewelry stores), Unarco Material Handling, Inc. (pallet rack manufacturer), and US Magnesium, LLC (production and marketing of primary magnesium products). The Renco Group, Inc. is owned by the Rennert family.
The DOD released a Request for Proposal (RFP) for the TD phase of the JLTV program on 5 February 2008. Industry proposals were due no later than 7 April. TD phase contract award was postponed in July 2008.
Original JLTV contendersThe following companies and partnerships responded to the TD phase RFP:
Boeing, Textron and Millenworks
General Dynamics and AM General (as "General Tactical Vehicles")
Force Protection Inc and DRS Technologies (officially rejected on 14 August 2008).
BAE Systems and Navistar
Northrop Grumman, Oshkosh Truck and Plasan
Lockheed Martin, BAE Systems Land & Armaments Global Tactical Systems, Alcoa Defense and JWF Industries.
Blackwater and Raytheon
Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) Background and Issues for Congress
The General Tactical Vehicles JLTV Eagle (Joint Light Tactical Vehicle) was one of six competitors for a Joint Light Tactical Vehicle that will replace the Humvee. The Eagle JLTV was to provide more protection and performance then the current Humvee. The JLTV Eagle was not selected for the Engineering and Manufacturing Development (EMD) phase of the program.
The AM General BRV-O (Blast Resistant Vehicle - Off road) competed in an original field of six vehicle designs as part of the JLTV Joint Light Tactical Vehicle program that will replace the Humvee. AM General designed the BRV-O JLTV to provide better protection, performance, payload, transportability, reliability and affordability than the current Humvee.