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Va. shoe company gets $27M defense contract

Wednesday - 3/7/2012, 3:27pm  ET

GRETNA, Va. - Capps Shoe Co. has received a new contract to produce men's dress shoes for the Army and the Marine Corp.

Media outlets say the U.S. Department of Defense announced the four-year $24 million contract Wednesday.

Capps' Gretna factory has produced the military shoes since 1994.

The company also has a separate five-year contract to produce women's dress shoes for the Army, Navy and Air Force. That contract was awarded in 2010.

The Gretna factory employs 160 workers.

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