- The Washington Times - Monday, December 17, 2007

Allied Defense Group Inc. of Vienna, Va., said its Mecar USA ammunition unit won a $10.4 million order for 39 million rounds of small-caliber ammunition to be delivered in 2008.

SAIC Inc. of San Diego and McLean said it won a delivery order from the Naval Surface Warfare Center at Carderock, Md., to help design and develop training tools for submarines and surface ships. The three-year contract is worth up to $50 million.

Horne International Inc. of Fairfax said its Horne Engineering Services subsidiary won a contract to provide technical, managerial and administrative support to the U.S. Army”s Regional Environmental Offices. The contract, which has a one-year base period and four one-year option periods, could be worth more than $10 million.• Jos. A. Bank Clothiers Inc. of Hampstead, Md., said net income for its third quarter ended Nov. 3 surged 29 percent to $7.1 million (38 cents) from $5.5 million (30 cents) a year ago.

• Lanham satellite ground systems maker Integral Systems Inc. said net income for its fourth quarter ended Sept. 30 jumped 62 percent to $4.8 million (45 cents per share) from $3.0 million (27 cents) a year ago. For the year, net income reached $12.8 million ($1.17), up 4 percent from $12.3 million ($1.12) last year.

TheApplied Sciences Consortium and the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command said they received a federal grant of $936,000 to establish the Applied Research Development Project, which will investigate emerging military requirements in biotechnology and life sciences.

• Maryland produce distributors Coastal Sunbelt Produce of Savage and L&M; Produce of Jessup announced plans to merge.

Blue Ridge Bank, a new community bank serving Frederick, Washington and Montgomery counties, announced plans to establish its headquarters in Frederick, Md. The bank is being organized by a group of Frederick business people led by Brian Gaeng, former president of Fredericktown Bank in Frederick and Fidelity Bank in Hagerstown. Those banks were affiliates of Mercantile Bankshares Corp. before Mercantile was acquired by PNC Financial Services Group earlier this year.