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June 06, 2013

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The Armored Group Opens New State-of-the-Art Manufacturing Facility in Dearborn Heights, Michigan


Phoenix, Ariz. –  The Armored Group, LLC (TAG) recently opened a new 144,000 square foot manufacturing facility in Dearborn Heights, Michigan, providing over 50 new jobs for local residents.  The facility is built on 7-acres of paved land, which may be used for future expansion.  Located 18 miles west of Detroit, the new plant is geographically and strategically advantageous due to the OEM supply base and other suppliers in close proximity.  With this new facility, The Armored Group is well positioned to be a major manufacturer in the armored vehicle industry.

The Armored Group procured new laser cutting, brake press, welding, and machining equipment to insure their designation of being “Best in Class.”  The new equipment functions with state-of-the-art software which allows every part’s pedigree and set-up to be maintained within the engineering library for future use in production or after sales service parts. 

To ensure the working environment is maintained and verified to preserve robust processing and high-quality products, TAG has obtained ISO 9001 certification as well as VPAM certification on two vehicles that were tested at Beschussamt in Ulm Germany, the top ballistic and testing facility in the world.  Following the VPAM testing certifications, the vehicles were then tested for static rollover and demonstrated the capability to support over 13,000 pounds, without any roof deformation being observed.

“With strong internal engineering capabilities and by using a manufacturing driven approach, we’ve concentrated on developing the highest level of manufacturing required to be the premier armored vehicle builder,” said Robert Pazderka, president of The Armored Group. “We provide the highest quality armored vehicles available and set the standard for customization, reliability, and protection.  The opening of our Dearborn Heights facility furthers our goal of providing the vehicles offering unequalled personal protection.”

TAG specializes in three categories of armored vehicles:  armored personnel carriers, personal protection vehicles, and cash-in-transit vehicles.
The new Dearborn Heights, MI, plant is currently producing Armored SUV, SWAT, and cash-in-transit (CIT) vehicles.  This new facility joins other TAG manufacturing locations in Toronto, Canada, and the Middle East.

For more information about The Armored Group or to coordinate an interview with a company spokesperson, please contact Mary Garrett at 602-432-2010 or mary@mgpublicrelations.com.

About The Armored Group

The Amored Group (TAG) has over 20 years of experience engineering, manufacturing and modifying armored vehicles for use by government military agencies, private businesses and individual citizens around the world.  TAG will engineer, design, build or modify tactical armored vehicles for any terrain and any environment. 

TAG provides the highest quality armored vehicles available and sets the standard for customization, reliability and protection.  To ensure that all TAG vehicles meet the highest standards of safety, they undergo extreme ballistics testing and have received VPAM-BVR 2009/VR7 Ballistic/ERV 2010 Blast Certification for their Toyota Land Cruiser and Toyota Hilux armoring solutions. 

All facilities are ISO 9001 certified and managed by fully qualified and experienced professionals who serve customers around the world.

TAG is a full-line commercial armored vehicles builder and has provided customized engineering, design and building solutions to a vast array of clients including Brinks, Loomis, Dunbar Armored, KBR, Lockheed Martin, DynCorp, U.S. Army and Air Force, U.S. and foreign governments and agencies such as the DOD, DOS  and  the United Nations.

For more information, please visit these company websites: http://www.armoredcars.com/ and http://www.4swat.com or call: 1 888-997-5607 or 602 840 2271.


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