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Urban Shield 2016 – Armor Express

Date posted: September 7th, 2016

(Pleasanton, CA) – September 8-12, 2016 Armor Express is honored to be attending the Urban Shield 2016 event in Pleasanton, California. Come find us at booth 29 where we will have our latest and greatest products on hand. Find out more about our TORC, Lighthawk XT 2.0 and Raven line of tactical armor carriers, as well as our latest Active Shooter Kits (ASK). Swing on by our booth to grab some AE swag – we’ll fill you in on the latest armor […]

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AE Saves Retreat 2016

Date posted: August 19th, 2016

The Saves Retreat kicked off Thursday at the company’s global headquarters, announced Matt Davis, CEO and President of Armor Express.

“We view our Saves as the true life-blood of our company,” explained Matt. “This retreat gives us the opportunity to give a little back to these heroes that sacrifice so much to protect everyday citizens.”

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Armor Express Attends the NTOA Conference 2016

Date posted: August 14th, 2016

(Louisville, KY) – August 14-19, 2016 Armor Express is proud to once again attend the National Tactical Officers Association in Louisville, Kentucky. We are at booth 548  where we are featuring some of our newest products including the versatile TORC and Lighthawk XT 2.0 line of tactical armor carriers, as well as our latest Active Shooter Kits (ASK). Stop by our booth to grab some AE swag – we’ll fill you in on the latest armor solutions.

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Police Security Expo 2016

Date posted: June 27th, 2016

(Atlantic City, NJ) – June 28, 2016 Armor Express is proud to once again attend the annual Police Security Expo in Atlantic City, New Jersey. You can catch us at booth 1427 in the Atlantic City Convention Center where we are featuring some of our newest products including the versatile TORC and Lighthawk XT 2.0 line of tactical armor carriers. TEX10 is also present, the latest revolution in our line of canine protection. Stay tuned for more updates!

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DEPUTY JOSEPH TORTORELLA RECEIVES MEDAL OF VALOR

Date posted: May 20th, 2016

WHITE HOUSE, WASHINGTON D.C. – Deputy Joey Tortorella (Niagara County Sheriff’s Office, NY) For placing himself in grave danger to protect his community. Deputy Tortorella confronted and subdued a volatile gunman who had shot and wounded his parents inside their home and by doing so prevented the gunman from threatening the safety of students at a nearby elementary school.   Watch a recording of the ceremony below:     The Medal of Valor was established to honor public safety officers […]

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2016 BVP Grant

Date posted: April 6th, 2016

Funding to help pay for bulletproof vests is available through the US Department of Justice BULLETPROOF VEST PARTNERSHIP ACT. Since 1999, over 13,000 jurisdictions have participated in the BVP Program with $393 million in federal funds committed to support the purchase of well over 1,000,000 vests. The Bulletproof Vest Partnership Grant Act of 1998 offers applicants up to 50% funding for qualified body armor purchases. Applications for FY16 BVP funding will be accepted through 6:00 PM ET, Monday, May 16, […]

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CONFIRMED: ARMOR EXPRESS SAVE IN LAWRENCE COUNTY, ILLINOIS

Date posted: February 25th, 2016

A Lawrence County, Illinois, sheriff’s deputy was shot Monday afternoon during a traffic stop in Lawrenceville.  It was confirmed that the deputy was wearing an Armor Express vest and that the vest prevented serious injury or death.  At this point the following information has been made public (this information will be updated as more information is released): Officer name: Deputy Kyle Gilmore Incident: Deputy Kyle Gilmore stopped a vehicle driven by Keith D. McKinney, 55, of Lawrenceville, and McKinney pulled a […]

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New Body Armor Products for 2016

Date posted: January 21st, 2016

(Las Vegas, NV) – January 21, 2016 – SHOT Show – Armor Express continues to reveal its latest products. Additions to this year’s product lineup range from cutting edge tactical carriers to 2nd generation lightweight and flexible Quad Compliant soft body armor solutions available. Here is a list of what to look for and links to detailed product release sheets covering each of these new items: • Tactical Operations Response Carrier (TORC) Tactical Vest – TORC Product Release • Lighthwk XT 2.0 Tactical […]

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2016 SHOT Show Begins

Date posted: January 20th, 2016

(Las Vegas, NV) – January 19, 2016 Armor Express is proud to once again attend the annual Shooting, Hunting, and Outdoor Trade Show (SHOT Show) in Las Vegas, Nevada. You can catch us at booth 31103 in the Sands Expo Convention Center where we are debuting our newest products including the versatile TORC and Lighthawk XT 2.0 line of tactical armor carriers. TEX10 is also present, the latest revolution in our line of canine protection. This also marks the release of our new […]

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VETERANS BUILDING ARMOR

Date posted: November 11th, 2015

Today Armor Express employees presented T-shirts in honor of Veterans Day to our military veteran co-workers. We salute you and we are honored to work alongside you in your continued commitment to the safety our country. Happy Veterans Day! #armorup #armorexpress #veteransday  

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An Armor Express Save has been confirmed

CONFIRMED: ARMOR EXPRESS SAVE IN LOCKPORT, NEW YORK

Date posted: October 2nd, 2015

An officer was shot in the line of duty Saturday, April 17th 2015 in Buffalo, New York.  It was confirmed that the deputy was wearing an Armor Express vest and that the vest prevented serious injury or death.  At this point the following information has been made public (this information will be updated as more information is released): Officer name: Sheriff’s Deputy Joseph Tortorella Incident: Deputy Tortorella was responding to a 911 call when the suspect engaged him after shooting his parents […]

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PROMOTION ANNOUNCEMENT

Date posted: September 30th, 2015

ARMOR EXPRESS APPOINTS SCOTT WYATT: VP OF MARKETING AND SALES ADAM SPINNIKEN: MARKETING MANAGER  (Central Lake) – September 30, 2015 – Armor Express is proud to announce the promotion of two of its employees: Scott Wyatt and Adam Spinniken. Scott Wyatt has been promoted to Vice President of Sales and Marketing, an announcement that will further fortify his role as a leader for Armor Express’ national sales force and marketing team.  “Scott has proven his capacity to forge ahead in […]

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ARMOR EXPRESS ANNOUNCES STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP

Date posted: July 9th, 2015

[CENTRAL LAKE, MI, 2015] – Central Lake Armor Express (DBA Armor Express), has finalized a financial and strategic agreement with Generations Management (“Generations”), a local family office based in Traverse City, Michigan – backed by Spanos Barber Jesse & Co. (“SBJ”), a San Francisco Bay Area and Dallas based private investment firm. “Armor Express is a company consisting of an incredible talent pool of people who are dedicated to providing life saving equipment to law enforcement, military, and public safety […]

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CONFIRMED: ARMOR EXPRESS SAVE IN PHOENIX, AZ

Date posted: May 1st, 2015

An officer was shot in the line of duty Saturday, April 18th 2015 in Phoenix, Arizona.  It was confirmed today that the officer was wearing an Armor Express vest and that the vest prevented serious injury or death.  At this point the following information has been made public (this information will be updated as more information is released): Officer name: Unreleased Incident: Officer shot while responding to a call from a man claiming to be surrounded by snipers threatening him; […]

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Bulletproof Vest Partnership

BVP Grant is underway – Due by May 13th!

Date posted: April 1st, 2015

Funding to help pay for bulletproof vests is available through the US Department of Justice BULLETPROOF VEST PARTNERSHIP ACT. Since 1999, over 13,000 jurisdictions have participated in the BVP Program with $393 million in federal funds committed to support the purchase of over 1,000,000 vests. The Bulletproof Vest Partnership Grant Act of 1998 offers applicants up to 50% funding for qualified body armor purchases. Applications for FY15 BVP funding will be accepted through 6:00 PM ET, Tuesday, May 13, 2015. […]

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2015 Website Updates

Date posted: March 20th, 2015

    Armor Express has recently updated the navigation menu for armorexpress.com – in an effort to include their full line-up of body armor related products. From a functional standpoint the menu has remained pretty much the same, but more products and a new category have been added to better match the latest 2015 catalog and expanded product offerings.   The menu at the top of the website displays the mother categories of: Soft armor Hard Armor Concealable Overt Tactical […]

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LIEUTENANT BRIAN MURPHY RECEIVES MEDAL OF VALOR

Date posted: February 11th, 2015

WHITE HOUSE, WASHINGTON D.C. – Lieutenant Brian Murphy, a 2012 Armor Express ‘save’, and now Manager of the Armor Express Saves Program – was honored with the Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor during a national ceremony at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building – Wednesday, February 11th.   Brian Murphy was the first responder to the Sikh Temple massacre of 2012 and engaged the assailant head-on, ultimately sustaining fifteen handgun rounds to his body, with an additional three rounds being […]

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TODAY: SAVE MANAGER BRIAN MURPHY TO RECEIVE MEDAL OF VALOR

Date posted: February 11th, 2015

  Lieutenant Brian Murphy, a 2012 Armor Express ‘save’, and now Manager of the Armor Express Saves Program – will be honored with the Public Safety Officer Medal of Bravery along with 21 other recipients during a national ceremony at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building today. Brian Murphy was the first responder to the Sikh Temple massacre of 2012 and engaged the assailant – taking 15 bullets in the process. Vice President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. and Attorney General Eric […]

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CONFIRMED: ARMOR EXPRESS SAVE IN FLINT TOWNSHIP, MI

Date posted: January 31st, 2015

An officer was shot in the line of duty Friday, January 23rd 2015 in Flint Township, Michigan.  It was confirmed today that the officer was wearing an Armor Express vest and that the vest prevented serious injury or death.  At this point the following information has been made public (this information will be updated as more information is released): Officer name: Unreleased Incident: Officer shot following a traffic stop Extent of injury: Officer shot in both the arm and in […]

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NEW PRODUCTS FOR 2015

Date posted: January 22nd, 2015

(Las Vegas, NV) – January 22, 2015 – SHOT Show – Armor Express continues to reveal its latest products. Additions to this year’s product lineup range from cutting edge tactical carriers to some of the most flexible and lightweight soft body armor solutions available. Here is a list of what to look for and links to detailed product release sheets covering each of these new items: • Raven™ Tactical Vest – Raven Product Release • Echo and Traverse Overt Patrol Carrier – Echo Product […]

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SAVES REENACTMENT – DEPUTY JOSH CAULKINS

Date posted: January 21st, 2015

(Las Vegas, NV) – January 21, 2015 – This year at the 2015 SHOT Show (the premier shooting, hunting, and outdoor trade show in Las Vegas) – Armor Express debuted their first installment of their saves reenactments, highlighting the moment in which an officer’s life is saved by their bullet resistant vest. The first film of its kind from Armor Express, Saved: Josh Caulkins, showcases the importance of training, the sobering reality of putting one’s life on the line for […]

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NEW PRODUCT – RAVEN

Date posted: January 21st, 2015

Armor Express has released a new tactical carrier this year – the Raven™. The Raven™ was specifically designed with the fast-paced, low-profile operator in mind. The Trilogrid™ laser cut MOLLE webbing, along with the aggressive structure of the vest make it a high-speed, fully customizable tactical carrier solution. The Raven™ features a single point quick release system that is considered one of the most efficient in our industry.  As easy to reassemble as it is to release, this system offers real-world applications, […]

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ARMOR EXPRESS RELEASES 2015 PRODUCT CATALOG

Date posted: January 20th, 2015

(Las Vegas, NV) – January 20, 2015 – Marking the first day of the SHOT Show in Las Vegas, Armor Express officially releases their 2015 product catalog filled with their latest body armor solutions. The lineup includes a robust list of NIJ certified soft and hard armor products, tactical, concealable, and overt patrol carriers, as well as a number of body armor related accessories. The most recent additions to their product offerings include: • Raven™ Tactical Vest – link • Echo and Traverse […]

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CONFIRMED: ARMOR EXPRESS SAVE SGT MICHAEL WILLIAMS

Date posted: November 6th, 2014

It has been confirmed that the Armor Express NIJ 0101.06 certified soft ballistic product Quantum IIIA has prevented serious injury/death to Sgt. Williams of East Orange Police Department. Read the details on the incident in the official press release published by the East Orange Police Department below.  We will publish more information on the specifics of the bullet type and caliber as they become available: Nov 6th, 2014 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Mayor’s Office of Public Information ~ Public Information […]

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ARMOR EXPRESS ACHIEVES ISO 9001:2008/BA 9000:2012

Date posted: September 8th, 2014

  CENTRAL LAKE, Michigan, Aug. 1 2014 – Central Lake Armor Express (DBA Armor Express) is further demonstrating their unwavering commitment to quality by achieving their ISO 9001:2008 certification with the addition of the BA 9000:2012 certification. As one of the only ISO 9001:2008/BA 9000:2012 body armor manufacturers in the world manufacturing soft concealable and tactical armor, Armor Express continues to carry the torch for industry progress and advancement. Over the past few months Armor Express has invested effort and […]

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LIEUTENANT BRIAN MURPHY RECEIVES CONGRESSIONAL BADGE OF BRAVERY

Date posted: August 6th, 2014

Lieutenant Brian Murphy, a 2012 Armor Express ‘save’, and now Manager of the Armor Express Saves Program – was honored along with fellow officer Sam Lenda with the Congressional Badge of Bravery. Today marks the two year anniversary of the Sikh Temple massacre of 2012, in which Brian was the first officer on the scene and engaged the assailant – taking 15 bullets in the process. Watch the footage from Fox 6 below. We are honored to work alongside a […]

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Mission to armor all Police Dogs – are you in? CNN Money reports..

Date posted: August 5th, 2014

CENTRAL LAKE, Mich. – Nobody wants to see a police dog get hurt. That’s why a Michigan manufacturer makes ballistic vests for K-9 dogs, as well as for the people who serve in the police and military. But getting cash-strapped taxpayers to foot the bill for dog vests, which run about $1,000 a piece, isn’t easy. “In the K-9 unit, you sometimes feel like the redheaded stepdaughter,” Miami Police Sgt. Garret Wing said. Armor Express, based in Central Lake, Mich., […]

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Stephanie Kwolek in 2007 displays regular household gloves made with the Kevlar she invented while working at DuPont. (Jennifer Corbett/The News Journal)

Honoring Stephanie Kwolek

Date posted: June 20th, 2014

Today we honor a game changer, Stephanie Kwolek passed away at age 90 – her invention known as Kevlar® has impacted the body armor industry in profound ways. As my father (Richard Davis, inventor of soft concealable body armor) put it: “Stephanie’s impact on the body armor industry was similar to how the jet engine changed aviation.” Stephanie invention of the para-aramid fiber greatly impacted the lives of Americans. The fiber is used across many industries, of which body armor […]

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THORSHIELD Technology in REVOLUTION Carrier

ARMOR EXPRESS FEATURES THORSHIELD&#174 IN THEIR CONCEALABLE CARRIERS

Date posted: June 3rd, 2014

The Armor Express REVOLUTION PLUS&#174 concealable carrier can now feature THORSHIELD&#174 technology which will protect officers from TASER&#174 brand devices and stun guns.  This technology – added earlier this year – further enhances the other features of the REVOLUTION PLUS&#174 carrier – including SCENT-LOK&#174 odor control technology.  Find out more about our REVOLUTION PLUS concealable carrier and contact your nearest rep here.

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