Ceramic Industry

Ceradyne Receives $31.5 Million ESBI Order from U.S. Army (posted 5/14/08)

May 14, 2008

Ceradyne, Inc. has received a ceramic body armor delivery order for $31.5 million from the U.S. Army, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md. The order is for enhanced side ballistic inserts (ESBI), and will be delivered from September through November 2008. This new delivery order will be shipped against an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (ID/IQ) contract announced in July 2006, which covers a five-year delivery period.

“We are pleased with this recent side plate delivery order, which continues to provide future shipment visibility,” said David P. Reed, Ceradyne’s president of North American Operations. “We anticipate, based on our past performance and production capacity in Costa Mesa, Calif., and Lexington, Ky., that we will ship all ESBI product at the required delivery and quality levels.”

Additional information is available at www.ceradyne.com.