Ceramic Industry

Ceradyne Receives $13.3 Million Body Armor Order (9/5/06)

September 5, 2006
Ceradyne, Inc. recently received two ceramic body armor delivery orders totaling $13.3 million from the U.S. Marine Corps., Quantico, Va., and U.S. Special Operations Command, MacDill Air Force Base, Fla. These orders for ESAPI and side plates are scheduled for delivery from the third quarter of 2006 through early 2007.

"We are pleased to receive these orders from the Marines and Special Operation Forces, as it helps in ensuring that we meet our recently upward-revised guidance for 2006," said Dave Reed, Ceradyne's president of North American Operations. "Our company is pleased with the knowledge that we continue to save the lives of American fighting men and women."

The company's website is located at www.ceradyne.com.