Ceramic Industry

Ceradyne Receives $9.3 Million Armor Order

February 3, 2006
Ceradyne, Inc. has received a $9.3 million order for its lightweight ceramic body armor system for use by the U.S. Marine Corps. Shipments were expected to commence in January 2006 and be completed in the second quarter of the year.

"The increased capacity being brought on stream in Lexington, Ky., is anticipated to allow the company to not only meet its U.S. Army ESAPI requirements but also various other military ceramic armor systems, such as this one," said Joel Moskowitz, chief executive officer.