International Armoring Corporation

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International Armoring Corporation
Private
Industry Manufacturer of armored-passenger vehicles
Founded 1993
Headquarters Centerville, Utah, USA
Key people
Mark F. Burton, Francisco Ruiz, Tom Fleenor
Number of employees
150+
Slogan Who says you can't buy peace of mind?
Website Armormax.com

International Armoring Corporation (IAC) is a designer and manufacturer of armoured cars using light weight synthetic fiber armor laminates. Established in Ogden, Utah, United States on May 6, 1993,[1][2] IAC is currently the largest private passenger armoring vehicle manufacturer in the world.[3]

Armoring method[edit]

International Armoring Corporation uses light weight synthetic armor laminates called Armormax (a material designed and developed by IAC). IAC designs and molds the armor to fit the vehicle rather than modifying the vehicle to fit the armor. IAC has sold 4,000 and 5,000 vehicles annually.[4]

All design and material preparation is done in the company’s headquarters in Centerville, Utah and then shipped to its foreign facilities for installation.[5]

The Mexican Drug War has increased demand for armored vehicles. Corporate executives and political leaders, have ordered armored cars for protection.[6]

Locations[edit]

International Armoring Corporation has manufacturing facilities for armored cars in the United States, South Africa, Philippines, United Kingdom, Mexico,Kenya and Nigeria.[7]

Awards[edit]

The company IAC has been named one of the winners in 2003 - 2013 (19 awards. In 2009 IAC was honored with the best of state statue "BOSS" trophy for their contributions in community development.[8] It also received an award in the FY 2006 Small Business Subcontractor Awards Program of UT-Battelle, LLC, operator of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory.[9]

IAC won "Manufacturer of the Year" in 2012 and "Automotive / Transportation Company of the Year" in 2013 International Stevie Award for “The best Multinational Company in North America” in the 2008 and "The Best International Satellite Facility" in 2007. International Business Awards.[3]

In 2006, Mark F. Burton, Founder and CEO of IAC was recognized by Ernst and Young as “Entrepreneur of the Year,”

IAC were selected as the 2006 recipients of the “Contractor Small Business of the Year”. This award recognizes businesses that excel in contract performance that service and supply the U.S. Government.[citation needed]

Other awards for IAC include Entrepreneur Magazine’s “100 Hottest Companies in America” and Inc. Magazine’s “Inc. 500 - #6.”[citation needed]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "International Armoring Corporation Announces Safeboard™ Products to Increase Classroom Safety IAC currently has 6 locations worldwide with current headquarters in Centerville, Utah.". BusinessWire. Retrieved 2014-04-25. 
  2. ^ Edward A. Sanchez (2012-09-12). "International Armoring Corporation - More Than Meets the Eye". Truck Trend. Retrieved 2014-04-25. 
  3. ^ a b "The International Business Awards". Stevie Awards. 2012. Retrieved 2014-04-25. 
  4. ^ Michelle Lodge (2011-01-21). "Private Armored Cars Are New Weapon Against Mexican Violence". CNBC. Retrieved 2014-04-25. 
  5. ^ Joseph Lee (2003-01-28). "Town Car goes bullet-proof". CNN Money. 
  6. ^ Paul Toscano. "Personal Armored Cars: How They’re Made". CNBC. Retrieved 2014-04-25. 
  7. ^ Armor Max
  8. ^ Utah Best of State
  9. ^ UT-Battelle, LLC - Oak Ridge National Laboratory - FY 2006 Small Business Subcontractor Awards Program