Ceramic Industry

Ceradyne Receives $6 Million Ceramic Body Armor Order

November 21, 2005
Ceradyne, Inc. has received a $6.0 million order for its lightweight ceramic body armor system for the U.S. Marine Corps. Shipments are expected to commence in December 2005 and be completed in the second quarter 2006. "The increased capacity being brought on stream in Lexington, Ky., is anticipated to allow the company to not only meet U.S. Army ESAPI requirements but also various other military ceramic armor systems, such as this, which we believe will be coming up," said Joel Moskowitz, chief executive officer.

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