JPS Industries Reports Sales of $43.5M for Quarter

PressReleaseGREENVILLE, S.C., Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — JPS Industries, Inc., a leading manufacturer of composite materials, today announced financial and operating results for our third fiscal quarter ended August 2, 2014.

Highlights: Third quarter net sales of $43.5 million, a 12% decrease vs. the year ago quarter 2013 net sales of $49.6 million as the result of $7.6 million lower ballistics market net sales, as the prior year quarter’s results were particularly strong. Year to date net sales of $122.4 million, an 8% increase over the prior year… Press Release

Trinidad Govt Spends $7.5M on Bulletproof Vests

PRISONWith the possibility of another prison shutdown looming, Government yesterday announced plans to implement the recommendations of Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar’s Special Prison Committee.

In a press conference at the Office of the Prime Minister yesterday, Justice Minister Emmanuel George said some measures had already started, including spending $7.5 million on bulletproof vests and an 80 per cent increase in granting firearm users’ licences to prison officers in 2014 as compared to 2013. Read More

KDH Accuses Point Blank Of Bullying Army Subcontractors

KDH lgoLaw360, New York — KDH Defense Systems Inc. hit rival Point Blank Enterprises Inc. with a suit on Friday in North Carolina federal court, alleging the company threatened and extorted KDH’s suppliers for a contract to provide body armor to the U.S. Army in retaliation for losing out on its own bid.

KDH claims that in the two weeks since it was awarded an Army contract to make and deliver nearly 39,000 body armor units by Nov. 18, Point Blank has told KDH’s suppliers — on this as well on… Read More

Active Shooter Training Could Save Lives

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Paramedics are too often kept out of active crime scenes, even when patients need medical help, because some of those scenes are just too volatile. But officials are hoping to change that, and they’re using a new pilot program to make their case. “We’re sort of becoming a model that other agencies could potentially use to effect rescues in this environment,” said Lt. Zach Lardy with Bernalillo County Fire and Rescue. Read More

Galls Acquires Best Uniforms

PressReleaseGalls, LLC, North America’s leading distributor of uniforms and equipment to the public safety market, announced today that it has acquired Best Uniforms, Inc., a leading regional distributor of similar products to public safety and transit personnel. Best Uniforms is headquartered in Wilmington, NC. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

“We are pleased to announce the acquisition of Best Uniforms,” said Michael Wessner, chief executive officer of Galls. “Best Uniforms is a leader in the North Carolina and Virginia markets and has distinguished itself through excellent service in its stores. We are… Press Release

Richard Bistrong: What Happens When Business Strategy Becomes a Red-Flag for Bribery?

BistrongRichard Bistrong spent much of his career as an international sales executive. He was the Vice President of International Sales for a large, publicly traded manufacturer of police and military equipment, which included residing and working in the UK. Prior to that, he was the Executive Vice President (and founding family member) for one of the largest global manufacturers of bullet resistant vests for the police and military. In 2007, as part of a cooperation agreement with the United States Department of Justice and subsequent Immunity from Prosecution in the UK, Mr. Bistrong assisted the United States and other governments in their understanding of how FCPA violations occurred and operated in international sales. Read More