There is some pretty exciting news coming out of Tactical Assault Gear that they have kept under pretty tight wraps. They have been purchased by LC Industries. Additionally, Chris Osman, former owner of TAG has taken a position as Vice President of Sales for all of LCI.
LC Industries is the largest and oldest of the employers of the blind in the United States having been established in 1937. No stranger to manufacturing, LCI already operates eight other factories responsible for over 800 products including 5 gallon water and fuel cans, mattresses, chem lights, and virtually any office consumable found in your field desk.
This is a huge opportunity for the consumer as well as the Government as LCI is a non-profit entity. Their goal is not to profit but rather to employ the blind. There are many employers of non-traditional workforces in America but generally they are cut and sew outfits that build to Government spec. With the acquisition of TAG, LCI will not only be able to produce products but design them as well. Additionally, they will continue to offer the large catalog of equipment already in production. LCI operates the base service stores on 32 Army, Air Force, and Marine Corps installations where they have already begun to incorporate the TAG brand.
Big changes are also in store for TAG. Not only will they be expanding, that expansion will be to accommodate their new employees as they transition to the largest employer of the blind in California. Custom machinery is being produced to allow blind employees to integrate directly on the production floor. Combined with an aggressive quality assurance program, the user will never know who on the line produced an individual product.
For the consumer, quality will remain the same but prices have already have dropped due the non-profit nature of LC Industries. The goal of LC Industries is to ship all orders within 48 hours utilizing their two regional distribution centers located in Las Vegas and Raleigh. TAG will concentrate on productions and LCI on order processing and shipping.
TAG is in booth #25411 at SHOT Show.
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