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Armor Express to Deliver Its AMP-1 TP VPAM-certified Ballistic Helmets to the U.S. Marshals Service

Date posted: September 13th, 2017

CENTRAL LAKE, MI, September 13, 2017 – Central Lake Armor Express, Inc. (“Armor Express”), a leading manufacturer and distributor of high-performance body armor solutions is proud to announce that the U.S. Marshals Service has awarded the Company a contract to outfit Officers in the Western District of Virginia with its latest helmet innovation, the Busch AMP-1 TP ballistic helmet certified to the VPAM standard The United States Marshals Service (USMS) is the primary federal agency charged with conducting fugitive investigations throughout […]

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First Ever Great Lakes Law Enforcement Challenge Gets Ready to Kick-Off September 10-11, 2017

Date posted: July 25th, 2017

Regional LE officers and first responders prepare to sharpen their skills and gain real-world knowledge in an exciting two-day training event CENTRAL LAKE, MI, July 25, 2017 – A premier industry event, the Great Lakes Law Enforcement Challenge (GLLEC) will officially kick-off this coming September 10th through the 11th at the Shanty Creek Resort and Davis Shooting Range in northern Michigan. This two-day forum will bring together law enforcement officers and first responders from across the region including Illinois, Indiana, […]

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Armor Express Expands its Industry-Leading Design and Engineering Team with the Addition of a New Director of Carrier R&D and Brand Manager

Date posted: July 11th, 2017

Armor Express Expands its Industry-Leading Design and Engineering Team with the Addition of a New Director of Carrier R&D and Brand Manager CENTRAL LAKE, MI, July 10, 2017 – Central Lake Armor Express, Inc. (“Armor Express”), a leading manufacturer and distributor of high-performance body armor solutions, announced today that the Company has appointed two new members to its R&D team, who will serve in the roles of Director of Carrier R&D and Brand Manager. The appointments come as Armor Express develops […]

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Armor Express Awarded Major Contract with Florida’s Orange County Fire Rescue Department to Outfit Firefighters and EMS Officers with Personal Protection Equipment

Date posted: June 8th, 2017

Hundreds of first responders to benefit from state-of-the-art body armor, including ballistic resistant vests and helmets certified to NIJ requirements and tested against special threats CENTRAL LAKE, MI, June 8, 2017 – Central Lake Armor Express, Inc. (“Armor Express”), a leading manufacturer and distributor of high-performance body armor solutions, is pleased to announce today that the Company has been awarded a contract with the Orange County Fire Rescue Department (OCFRD) in Florida to outfit Officers with its advanced Hardcore™ SU […]

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Armor Express Launches Next-Generation Protective Solutions for the Global Fire and EMS Markets

Date posted: April 19th, 2017

Company to showcase its comprehensive offerings for first responders at the 2017 Fire Department Instructor’s Conference CENTRAL LAKE, MI, April 19, 2017 – Central Lake Armor Express, Inc. (“Armor Express”), a leading manufacturer and distributor of high-performance body armor solutions, announced today the expansion of its advanced ballistic systems, carriers, helmets, rifle plates and other related accessories to support the growing need for personal protection by Fire and EMS officers. Armor Express will demonstrate its latest products in Booth #5363 at […]

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Armor Express Announces New Prestigious Customers in California; Company Awarded Body Armor Contracts from the San Francisco Police Department and San Francisco Sheriff’s Department

Date posted: March 16th, 2017

Armor Express Announces New Prestigious Customers in California; Company Awarded Body Armor Contracts from the San Francisco Police Department and San Francisco Sheriff’s Department CENTRAL LAKE, MI, March 16, 2017 – Central Lake Armor Express, Inc. (“Armor Express”), a leading manufacturer and distributor of high-performance body armor solutions, announced today that the Company has been awarded a new, two-year contract with the San Francisco Police Department (SFPD) and San Francisco Sheriff’s Department (SFSD) to provide its Vortex™ IIIA Gen 2 ballistic […]

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Armor Express Delivers Ground-Breaking VPAM-Certified Ballistic Helmets via Exclusive Partnership with Busch PROtective

Date posted: February 6th, 2017

New helmets represent the ultimate breakthrough in ballistic science and design, exceeding requirements for law enforcement, anti-terror and special ops units across the Americas CENTRAL LAKE, MI, January 12, 2017 – Central Lake Armor Express, Inc. (“Armor Express”), a leading manufacturer and distributor of high-performance body armor solutions, announced today that the Company has entered an exclusive distribution agreement with Germany’s Busch PROtective, to market its revolutionary ballistic helmets certified to the VPAM standard. Building on Armor Express’ strong heritage in […]

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New Products for 2017

Date posted: January 18th, 2017

  (Las Vegas, NV) – January 17, 2017 – SHOT Show – We have new and exciting products in store for 2017! Our TORC and Lighthawk XT 2.0 both now have even more options available to fit any load out needs – including our Cobra® Buckle Cummerbund upgrade. The innovative Laser Cut Plate Carrier is our latest high speed low weight plate carrier option, coming in at less than a pound without plates. Quite a few changes in our Up-Armor […]

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Armor Express Wins Approximately $2 Million in New International Contracts

Date posted: January 17th, 2017

Armor Express Wins Approximately $2 Million in New International Contracts Company secures awards with municipal police agencies in Latin America and the Caribbean CENTRAL LAKE, MI, January 17, 2017 – Central Lake Armor Express, Inc. (“Armor Express”), a leading manufacturer and distributor of high-performance body armor solutions, announced today that the Company has secured more than $2 million in new and add-on contracts from two international law enforcement customers, namely the Jamaican Constabulary Force and a large municipal police agency in […]

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Armor Express to Showcase its Comprehensive and Cutting-Edge Body Armor Solutions at SHOT Show 2017

Date posted: January 12th, 2017

Armor Express expands its focus on developing and delivering the most advanced ballistic systems, carriers and accessory offerings for the global law enforcement, government, defense, and private security markets CENTRAL LAKE, MI, January 12, 2017 – Central Lake Armor Express, Inc. (“Armor Express”), a leading manufacturer and distributor of high-performance body armor solutions, announced today that the Company will be demonstrating its latest ballistic systems, carrier designs and accessory offerings for law enforcement, federal, military, and security officers worldwide at the 2017 […]

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Armor Express Announces International Expansion

Date posted: December 21st, 2016

NEWS RELEASE Armor Express Expands into the International Body Armor Market with Strategic Distribution Partner Network and Advanced Solutions Certified to NIJ .06 and German SK1 Standards CENTRAL LAKE, MI, December 20, 2016 – Central Lake Armor Express, Inc. (“Armor Express”), a leading manufacturer and distributor of high-performance body armor solutions, announced today updates regarding the Company’s international market expansion. The announcement comes as the Company looks to better service the growing needs of law enforcement, government, military, and private […]

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Federal Law Enforcement Executive Appointments

Date posted: November 29th, 2016

NEWS RELEASE Armor Express Announces Two Executive Appointments in Support of the Company’s Federal Law Enforcement Market Expansion Initiatives Company appoints David Jones as Director of Federal Sales and Jake Hayes as Federal Sales Manager CENTRAL LAKE, MI, November 29, 2016 – Central Lake Armor Express, Inc. (“Armor Express”), a leading manufacturer and distributor of high-performance body armor solutions, announced today two strategic hires as the Company continues to expand its presence in the Federal Law Enforcement market. These hires […]

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Armor Express Awarded Prestigious $93.8 Million ID/IQ Contract with the Department of Homeland Security

Date posted: November 19th, 2016

Thousands of officers from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, TSA, Federal Protective Service, U.S. Coast Guard, and FEMA to benefit from the most advanced body armor solutions CENTRAL LAKE, Mich., Nov. 17, 2016 — Central Lake Armor Express, Inc. (“Armor Express”), a leading manufacturer and distributor of high-performance body armor solutions, is proud to announce that the Company has been awarded a seven-year, $93.8 million Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (ID/IQ) contract from the Department of […]

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Armor Express – IACP 2016

Date posted: October 16th, 2016

(San Diego, CA) – October 16, 2016 Armor Express is at IACP 2016 in San Diego, CA. Have a question or just want to check out our latest gear? Find us at booth 4831 October 16th through the 18th with our full 2016 product lineup including our latest K9 armor offering, the TEX 10 as well as information on our latest Active Shooter Kits (ASK).. We are on a Mission to Save Lives by providing the gear that will let […]

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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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Bulletproof Vest Partnership

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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An Armor Express Save has been confirmed

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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An Armor Express Save has been confirmed

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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