Archive for the ‘Industry’ Category

MMI Textiles Receives ISO 9001:2015 Certification

Friday, September 23rd, 2016

MMI Textiles is proud to announce that they are officially ISO 9001:2015 certified.

After an important process, MMI was able to receive the certification. This is a testament to the service, integrity and quality that MMI presents to all individuals who work with them.

Because of this this ISO certification, you can be sure that when working with MMI Textiles, Inc. that you are receiving the highest quality service.

With any questions or comments, please reach out to us at 440-899-8050 or

FIME Group – Factory Range Program Now Available

Thursday, September 22nd, 2016


LAS VEGAS, NV – FIME Group, LLC is proud to announce its release of a factory range program for select firearms. Dealers and gun ranges around the country now have the opportunity to have the quality firearms FIME Group is known for as rental guns on their ranges at affordable prices. FIME Group’s selection of firearms are one of the most reliable and high-quality firearms in the market and include the Rex Zero 1S pistol, Vepr 12 shotguns, and Vepr rifles. These highly desired firearms will make an excellent addition to any rental program and will fast become the center piece of any range line up.

There is no minimum order required, however a maximum of 5 firearms may be selected in a one-year period. Stocking for in-store firearms is done by distributors only – contact FIME Group for more information.

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Mission Ready Acquires ForceOne Armor Business

Thursday, September 22nd, 2016

VANCOUVER, B.C. – September 22, 2016 – Mission Ready Services Inc. (“Mission Ready” or the “Company”) (TSX-V: MRS) is pleased to announce that PTF Manufacturing Inc. (”PTFM”) has acquired certain manufacturing assets, trademark, customer list and 23 certifications of models that Comply with the U.S. Department of Justice, National Institute of Justice (“NIJ”) standard-0101.06 for ballistic-resistance of body armor of ForceOne, LLC (“ForceOne”).

ForceOne manufactured a full range of tactical solutions that will now be manufactured by PTFM in the Tennessee facility including modular tactical vests, rapid entry vests, tactical outer shell vests, protector vests, E.M.S. carrier vests, navigator vests, and flexible shields. In addition, PTFM will offer the ForceOne armor accessories, including custom-fit carrier shells, concealable ballistic panels, pockets, pouches, ID panels, and protective carrying bags.

“The strategic acquisition of the ForceOne assets will complement and greatly enhance PTFM’s portfolio of tactical solutions at this pivotal and exciting time for the company,” states Rod Reum, President and CEO of Mission Ready. “The highly regarded NIJ Certifications will be invaluable to the Company in further validating our products and our dedication to the highest quality standards in personal protective equipment and the added equipment rounds out that which is already in place giving us a state of the art facility that will lower our overall cost of production.”

From Humble Beginnings : The Gleasons and Mystery Ranch

Wednesday, September 21st, 2016

Mystery Ranch has posted a really cool interview of founder Dana Gleason and his son and co-owner, D3. They each give their perspective on the brand and its stuff you aren’t going to hear unless you get to spend an afternoon at the Ranch.  Definitely worth a read.

Former Wellco Executives Indicted for ‘Made In USA’ Fraud

Tuesday, September 20th, 2016

On September 13, 2016, a federal grand jury in Greeneville returned an indictment against Vincent Lee Ferguson, 65, of Knoxville, Tenn.; Matthew Lee Ferguson, 40, of Lenoir City, Tenn.; Kerry Joseph Ferguson, 35, of Houston, Texas; Matthew Harrison Martland, 32, of Knoxville, Tenn.; and Stephanie Lynn Kaemmerer, 44, of Knoxville, Tenn., for wire fraud, conspiracy to commit wire fraud, major fraud against the United States, and smuggling goods into the United States.

They are former employees of Wellco Enterprises, a now defunct footwear manufacturer which sold boots to the US military. Vincent Ferguson was president and CEO from 2006 to 2012, Matthew Ferguson was senior vice president of sales, Kerry Ferguson was marketing director, Matthew Martland was director of distribution and logistics and Stephanie Kaemmerer was inside sales manager and operations manager at Wellco.

Wellco had a rich history in military footwear for over half a century. In fact, their Rosearch business unit held the IP for several direct molded sole systems including the Jungle Boot’s Panama sole and the legendary footprint sole developed experimentally for MACV SOG’s cross border operations. Wellco was bundled with Altama and sold out of Ch 11 bankruptcy to Original SWAT in 2014 to form Original Footwear.

Investigations by Homeland Security, the Defense Criminal Investigative Service, Air Force Office of Special Investigation, General Services Administration Office of Inspector General, and the Defense Contracts Audit Agency found that Wellco substituted Berry compliant boots with those Made in China in order collect a larger profit from the sale of the boots to the military as well as others, including the public.

If convicted, they all face a term of 20 years in prison as to each wire fraud charge and smuggling charge, and up to 10 years in prison for the charge of major fraud against the United States. Additionally, they face fines of up to $250,000 and up to three years of supervised release as to each count. The indictment also seeks forfeiture of approximately $8.1 million.

Direct Action upgrades website with ‘back-in-stock’ notification sign-up

Friday, September 16th, 2016


Lawrence Holsworth, Director of US Marketing for Direct Action, published a brief update regarding Direct Action’s website now featuring a ‘back-in-stock’ notification sign-up, which can be read in its entirety below:

At Direct Action, we care as much about providing great customer service as we do about developing and delivering the most advanced tactical gear possible. We know that some of you have found it frustrating to go online to order one of our products, only to discover the size or color you need is temporarily out-of-stock.

So to help improve our customer service, we’ve introduced a back-in-stock notification option that lets you sign up to be automatically alerted when a product has been re-stocked.

The functionality is simple : If the product you want is out of stock, just add your e-mail address in the text box and click the ‘subscribe’ button. When the product is back in stock you will automatically receive an e-mail with a link so you can click through to place your order.

This feature is now in place on both of our online stores at

OSS Hires Jason Green as Director of Operations

Thursday, September 15th, 2016

Murray, UT – Operators Suppressor Systems LLC (OSS), developers and manufacturers of patented Flow-Through™ suppressor systems for military, law enforcement and sport shooters, announced that Jason Green has joined the company as Director of Operations.

Jason holds an Engineering degree from the United States Military Academy at West Point, with a focus on foreign languages. He also holds an MBA from Arizona State University.

Prior to his industry work, Jason held the rank of Captain, serving as an Armor Officer in the U.S. Army, European Command. As a Tank Platoon Leader, he led the first tank battalion into Kosovo and returned for a second deployment as an Area Support Team Commander.

Jason brings well-rounded industry experience to OSS. Previously, he was a Sales Representative for Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon Endo-Surgery division, where he built key relationships with surgeons to deliver cutting-edge technology to their practices. He served as a Project Manager and Senior Engineer for Freeport-McMoRan Copper and Gold, spearheading projects in the Southwest. He was a Test Engineer at Yuma Proving Ground, where he managed multiple programs for military combat vehicle platforms. Before joining OSS, he was an Engineer with the Intel Corporation.

“Jason Green brings a wealth of leadership experience, positive energy and focused results to OSS,” said John Spurrier, CEO of OSS. “Jason joins the OSS team of talented, driven, and accomplished engineers, manufacturing, sales, and marketing personnel who are tasked with delivering OSS’s unmatched suppressor quality and performance to our dealers, partners, and customers.”

“I’m excited for the opportunity to leverage my experience at OSS to transform our company into the leading suppressor manufacturer in the industry,” Green, added. “It’s exciting to deliver our product to my fellow armed services personnel, law enforcement, and the commercial market, who realize the benefits of a technologically-superior solution”.

Mr. Wesley E. Barbour Jr. (Bo) Joins B.E. Meyers & Co. Inc. as Business Development Manager, Program Plans

Tuesday, September 13th, 2016

August 30th 2016 (Redmond, WA) –
B.E. Meyers & Co. Inc. is proud to announce that Mr. Wesley E. Barbour Jr. (Bo) has joined the team as the company’s Business Development Manager, Program Plans. Bo comes to the company with an extensive background in the capability development of non-lethal and scalable effects weapons.

“We have worked with Mr. Barbour extensively over the last 8 years as a customer, and we are now extremely honored to work with him as a member of the B.E. Meyers & Co. team”, said Matt Meyers, President of B.E. Meyers & Co. Inc. “His intricate knowledge of the program-level processes, first-hand knowledge of the end-users applications, and his passion to support the Warfighter are all phenomenal enhancers to our current efforts”.

From 2013 to the present, he was a Principal Systems Engineer for Science Applications International Corporation where he was responsible for the concept development of Scalable Effects Weapons programs for the US Army and US Special Operations Command.

From 2008 – 2012 Bo was a Business Development Manager and the Director of Capabilities Development at Kongsberg Defense and Protec Systems, managing new product development, marketing and requirements determination for the US Army M151 remote weapons station in used by the Joint Services.

Prior to his employment at Kongsberg, Bo served as the US Army Program Support Officer for non-lethal weapons during Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. In this capacity he advocated the development and employment of green veiling glare laser solutions for checkpoints and convoy force protection.

Bo Barbour retired from the U.S. Army as a Lieutenant Colonel of Infantry with 22 and a half years of meritorious service. He served at every level of command and staff from platoon to theater army in a career that took him to Germany, Kuwait, Iraq, and Korea. He is a Distinguished Military Graduate of Campbell University with a B.S. in History, an M.S. in Personnel Management from Troy University, and a M.A. in National Security and Strategic Studies from the U.S. Naval War College.

Bo currently resides with his family on the oceanfront in Virginia Beach, Virginia.