Ceramic Industry

Ceradyne's Latest SAPI Order Signifies New Market Opportunity (posted 1/24/08)

January 24, 2008

Ceradyne, Inc. recently announced that it has received a $9.6 million order for small arms protective inserts (SAPI) from UNICOR of Washington, D.C. Delivery will begin in February 2008 is expected to be completed in early April 2008.

“We are pleased to have received this new order from the Federal Prisons Industries, Federal Correctional Institution, UNICOR,” said David P. Reed, Ceradyne’s president of North American Operations. “It represents a new market for Ceradyne’s lightweight ceramic armor as contrasted to its large direct sales to the various U.S. Armed Services procurement agencies. We intend to ship these armor plates with the same high quality and on-time deliveries as we have in the past to our American Armed Forces.”

Additional information is available at www.ceradyne.com.