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HighCom Global Security, Inc. (HCGS)

PostPosted: Mon Jun 12, 2017 8:57 pm
by QualityStocks
HighCom Global Security, Inc. is a manufacturer and distributor of protective products for military and law enforcement personnel. The Corporation operates under two segments, BlastGard Defense Group and Highcom Security.

Blastguard is a blast mitigation specialist with proprietary material proven to effectively mitigate blasts and suppress fires resulting from explosions. The company's patented BlastWrap® technology acts as a "virtual tent" to effectively mitigate blast effects and suppress post-blast fires. This unique technology works by triggering physical and chemical processes to dissipate blast energy, thereby reducing the aftermath of acoustic and shock waves, peak overpressure, reflected peak overpressure, impulse and afterburn. The remaining, significantly reduced energy is transmitted at a slower, more sustainable level. Notably, BlastWrap does not dispense chemical extinguishants; uses neither alarms, sensors, nor an activation system; and is nontoxic and ecologically friendly.

Similarly, the company's BlastGard MTR trash receptacles dramatically reduce lethal threats posed by the detonation of an improvised explosive device (IED). Equipped with Triple Wall Technology, BlastGard MTR mitigates primary fragments, secondary fragments, mechanical effects (shock/blast pressure) and thermal effects (contact and radiation burn) from the fireball, after-burn and resultant post-blast fires.

BlastGard's primary market focus lies on providing blast effects mitigation solutions for customers operating in the commercial sector, military, law enforcement and government agencies. With a vision of being recognized as the leading provider of environmentally responsible solutions to protect lives and structures from the hazards associated with fire and explosions, the company is capable of addressing a wide array of industry applications spanning from fire suppression for naval vessels and merchant ships to protection of buildings against vehicle bombs.

This vision is supported by the ban of Halon extinguishing agents, as outlined in the Montreal protocol, which effectively establishes BlastWrap® as the only blast and fire suppression means available for most applications, including adaptation for underwater use.

The company's position at the head of the blast suppression market has helped BlastGard attain a number of government awards, including designation of its BlastWrap® product as a Qualified Anti-Terrorism Technology and placement on the "Approved Products List for Homeland Security." This designation was extended in early 2017, meaning that BlastWrap® is approved for use by the Department of Homeland Security under the SAFETY Act until November 2021.

HighCom Security, develops, tests, manufactures and distributes body armor and personal protective equipment, including more than two dozen NIJ (National Institute of Justice) compliant hard and soft armor products. Highcom Security has a 20-year history of producing quality armor with no operational failures and no recalls of its American made products.

Highcom Security was founded in 1997 and has produced close to 1 million pieces of armor for the Global community. The company is ISO 9001:2008 certified and the first company in the world to be BA 9000:2012 certified compliant.

For the past decade, Highcom Security has also been able to offer some of the largest armor manufacturers with private label/OEM hard armor solutions for end use by military and law enforcement agencies globally, a market reach obtained because of the company's reputation for innovative technology, exceptional customer service and superior quality performance.

Re: BlastGard International Inc. (BLGA)

PostPosted: Fri Jun 23, 2017 4:52 pm
by QualityStocks
NetworkNewsBreaks – BlastGard International, Inc. (BLGA) At a Glance

BlastGard International Inc. (OTC: BLGA) specializes in manufacturing and distributing protective products for military and law enforcement, operating under two segments: BlastGard Defense Group and Highcom Security. The company’s chief focus is providing blast effects mitigation solutions for customers in the commercial sector, as well as for military, law enforcement and government agencies, with its sights set on becoming a recognized industry leader in providing environmentally responsible solutions for protecting lives and structures from the hazards associated with fire and explosions.

“BlastGard is a blast mitigation specialist with proprietary material proven to effectively mitigate blasts and suppress fires resulting from explosions. The company’s patented BlastWrap® technology acts as a “virtual tent” to effectively mitigate blast effects and suppress post-blast fires. This unique technology works by triggering physical and chemical processes to dissipate blast energy, thereby reducing the aftermath of acoustic and shock waves, peak overpressure, reflected peak overpressure, impulse and afterburn. The remaining, significantly reduced energy is transmitted at a slower, more sustainable level. Notably, BlastWrap does not dispense chemical extinguishants; uses neither alarms, sensors, nor an activation system; and is nontoxic and ecologically friendly. Similarly, the company’s BlastGard MTR trash receptacles dramatically reduce lethal threats posed by the detonation of an improvised explosive device (IED). Equipped with Triple Wall Technology, BlastGard MTR mitigates primary fragments, secondary fragments, mechanical effects (shock/blast pressure) and thermal effects (contact and radiation burn) from the fireball, after-burn and resultant post-blast fires.”

Re: BlastGard International Inc. (BLGA)

PostPosted: Mon Jun 26, 2017 4:17 pm
by QualityStocks
BlastGard International, Inc. (BLGA) Offers Proprietary Blast Mitigation Products for Military and Commercial Sectors

BlastGard International, Inc. (OTC: BLGA) manufactures proprietary blast mitigation products for the military, commercial sector, government agencies, and law enforcement. It also provides products in the Blastgard MTR Series for personal protective gear and offers products such as mitigated trash receptacles.

The company is doing business as BlastGard Defense Group and HighCom Security. It manufactures BlastWrap® technology proprietary blast materials to mitigate blast effects and post-blast fires. Its primary market focuses on clients operating in the military, commercial sector, government agencies, and law enforcement. It also offers personal protective gear through HighCom Security.

Industry applications for its technology products include suppressing fireballs and explosions. Its products are designed for naval vessels and merchant ships and to minimize damages from breaching blasts, and to protect buildings from vehicle bombs. BlastWrap has been named a Qualified Anti-Terrorism Technology and placed on the “Approved Products List For Homeland Security.” In January of 2017, the designation and certification for BlastWrap was extended until November 2021. The company’s products are also in the General Services Administration system.

The Blastgard MTR Series is a collection of triple-wall mitigated trash receptacles designed to reduce lethal threats from the detonation of an improvised explosive device, including primary and secondary fragments and any resultant post-blast fires. The products have triple-wall technology to achieve that ability to withstand explosions. This is a Colorado corporation operating out of offices in Clearwater, Florida, with a manufacturing facility in Columbus, Ohio. It generates 99% of sales from HighCom Securities, Inc.

Simultaneously, the company serves several different markets. As it serves the military and government agencies, it is also replacing existing technologies with products for commercial needs, including entertainment industry location sets (such as Hollywood sound stages), mining extracting and processing, building demolitions, and reinforcement of masonry buildings. Other markets include underwater blast isolation units, coastal construction, monitoring stations for law enforcement, and blast protection shields for low observable camouflage properties.

For more information, visit the company’s website at www.BlastGardIntl.com

Re: BlastGard International Inc. (BLGA)

PostPosted: Tue Jun 27, 2017 4:40 pm
by QualityStocks
BlastGard International, Inc. (BLGA) Provides Body Armor and Blast Protection as Terrorist Incidents around the World Multiply

- Unique proprietary technology meeting growing and compelling global need
- HighCom Security division is the first company in the world to achieve BA 9000 certification
- Strong connections and sales history with DOD and DHS, as well as with law enforcement and commercial entities around the world

The rising incidence of terrorist attacks around the world is not being taken lying down. America’s police departments have taken note and are gearing up, literally, to defend the homeland. To do so, to protect their officers, they are relying increasingly on body armor and blast protection products, like those from BlastGard International, Inc. (OTC: BLGA). The Florida-headquartered company has developed a line of products to protect people and property from explosive blasts. It also provides products that offer protection from projectiles. BlastGard’s protective gear includes shields, helmets, vests and plates, which provide police with the protective gear they need to do their jobs.

With an estimated 750,000 police officers, America’s 17,000 law enforcement agencies require a lot of body armor, which, typically, has a life cycle of about five years. Combining this statistic with an average 10 percent attrition rate in law enforcement (about one in 10 officers leave every year) means that, every year, approximately 30 percent of body armor purchases are repeated. That results in a steady, vibrant market for BlastGard. In July 2014, its HighCom Security division, responsible for body armor, became the first company in the world to achieve BA 9000 certification. BA 9000, released in January 2012, extends ISO 9001 requirements to manufacturers of body armor vests for federal, state, local, tribal law enforcement and corrections bodies.

BlastGard’s HighCom Security business unit is a leader in advanced ballistic armor manufacturing. Operating from a 32,865 square foot manufacturing and distribution facility located in Columbus, Ohio, the division can handle large scale, time-sensitive global supply needs. Directed from the logistics center in Florida, the unit serves customers in North America, such as the Department of Defense and the Department of Homeland Security, local law enforcement agencies, correctional facilities, municipal authorities and large corporations, as well as others throughout the world. Past sales have been to Asia, Africa, Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East.

BlastGard’s body armor range is wide. It includes Type IIA body armor, which offers basic protection against smaller caliber handgun threats; Type II body armor, which provides protection against larger handguns, including many common smaller caliber pistols with standard pressure ammunition and against many revolvers; Type IIIA body armor, which can resist heavy pistol calibers including most law enforcement ammunition and many higher powered revolvers, and Type III and IV body armor, which provides protection against rifle rounds, generally only used in tactical situations.

BlastGard expects that, as police departments become more militarized, demand for its products and services will grow. As threats of all kinds multiply, there is mounting evidence of the emergence of a new kind of police officer, the Warrior Cop, resulting from the integration of tactical, SWAT, and special operations within the law enforcement environment. This trend is likely to fuel demand for body armor with higher protection levels and lower areal densities and designs that provide more mobility and comfort, including helmets. Areal density gives an indication of the energy absorption capability of the protective material and is computed as the weight of the armored panel in grams per square meter divided by the protection area of the panel.

The BlastGard Defense division offers BlastWrap®, a product that defuses the power of explosions and helps to suppress any fires caused by those explosions. The technology is composed of two integrated flexible films arranged one over the other and joined by a plurality of seams filled with attenuating filler material (volcanic glass bead or other suitable materials) with an extinguishing coating. It works by slowing the dissipation of energy triggered by an explosion, reducing the force of the blast and, consequently, the likelihood of fatalities. BlastGard is not only in the business of providing protection for individuals and property; it’s also in the business of saving lives.

For more information, visit the company’s website at www.BlastGardIntl.com

Re: BlastGard International Inc. (BLGA)

PostPosted: Wed Jun 28, 2017 4:48 pm
by QualityStocks
Blastgard International, Inc. (BLGA) Provides Technologies in Line with SAFETY Act Standards

Compliant, protective, and blast-proof products can reduce damage at federal, state, and local facilities
Barriers, revetments, fuel tank jackets, and blast protection equipment are suitable for customers in commercial and military market sectors
New products or retrofits are available to customers requiring powerful blast protection and fire suppression systems
Blastgard International, Inc. (OTC: BLGA) is a manufacturer of proprietary blast mitigation products that meet the requirements of the Support Anti-terrorism by Fostering Effective Technologies Act of 2002 (SAFETY Act). Used by commercial, law enforcement, government, and military customers, the company’s blast-resistant and fire-suppressing materials provide the anti-terrorism protection specified under the Department of Homeland Security’s SAFETY Act. The legislation calls for technology that can be immediately deployed at public and private facilities, limit liability of anti-terrorism technology providers, and prevent a large-scale loss of life and economic impacts.

In addition, Blastgard’s products have been approved by the General Services Administration (GSA). This qualification streamlines procurement in that several federally-mandated contracting requirements are met. Being approved by the GSA means products such as BlastWrap® are differentiated in the market, so public and private agencies can have improved access to them. BlastWrap is on the DHS’s “Approved Products List for Homeland Security” and provides protection against strong explosions, ballistic materials, and fragments. Working indoors and outdoors, in wet/dry conditions and vented/unvented locations, it can protect property and people against solid explosives and fires caused by flammable liquids.

BlastWrap materials can be used in the cargo holds and containers of commercial aircraft, as building walls (to protect against vehicle bombs), and around fuel tanks to suppress explosions and fireballs. They have also been used on naval vessels and merchant ships, minimizing the impact from mines, torpedoes, and cruise missiles. Suitable as dividers on aircraft, ships, and offshore platforms to suppress fuel mist explosions and fireballs, the products have also been used in explosives manufacturing and handling facilities, propellant manufacturing plants, and fireworks plants as partitions and separators. Also, the company’s products have been implemented in underwater applications and entertainment industry sound stages.

The company also manufactures the Blastgard MTR Series of trash receptacles. These triple-wall containers can withstand improvised explosive devices, their fragments, and fires. Weatherproof and corrosion-resistant, the 35-gallon capacity receptacles can be customized with colors, artwork, logos, and powder coating. Each unit can resist over 4,000 pounds of horizontal and vertical force.

Usable in just about any industry, Blastgard’s products are in demand at a time when terror attacks occur on a regular basis. Recent events in Europe, including a bomb explosion at the Brussels Central train station on June 20 (http://nnw.fm/GaT2J), warrant methods of protecting personnel and civilians with equipment that can withstand explosions and fires. The incident occurred just months after terror attacks killed over 30 people in the city. Additional events and heightened alerts demonstrate the need for protection when such potentially devastating incidents cannot be avoided.

For more information about BlastGard International, BlastWrap technology, and blast-proof products for commercial, military, law enforcement, and government segments, go to www.BlastgardIntl.com

Re: BlastGard International Inc. (BLGA)

PostPosted: Thu Jun 29, 2017 4:53 pm
by QualityStocks
NetworkNewsBreaks – BlastGard International, Inc. (BLGA) Combats Fear of Rising Terrorist Attacks with Unique Blast Protection Products

Leveraging proprietary technology, BlastGard International, Inc. (OTC: BLGA) delivers body armor and blast protection options in response to rising incidence of terrorist attacks. Among many corporate highlights are the company’s connections and sales history with a number of agencies, including the Department of Defense and Department of Homeland Security. “The Florida-headquartered company has developed a line of products to protect people and property from explosive blasts. It also provides products that offer protection from projectiles. BlastGard’s protective gear includes shields, helmets, vests and plates, which provide police with the protective gear they need to do their jobs. … BlastGard expects that, as police departments become more militarized, demand for its products and services will grow. As threats of all kinds multiply, there is mounting evidence of the emergence of a new kind of police officer, the Warrior Cop, resulting from the integration of tactical, SWAT, and special operations within the law enforcement environment. This trend is likely to fuel demand for body armor with higher protection levels and lower areal densities and designs that provide more mobility and comfort, including helmets. Areal density gives an indication of the energy absorption capability of the protective material and is computed as the weight of the armored panel in grams per square meter divided by the protection area of the panel.”

Re: HighCom Global Security, Inc. (HCGS)

PostPosted: Wed Aug 16, 2017 5:55 pm
by QualityStocks
HighCom Global Security, Inc. (HCGS) Names Craig B. Campbell Its Chief Executive Officer and Introduces New Board of Directors

- The new company is restructured and rebranded for international growth, both by acquisition and organically
- Moves follow the company’s name and symbol change announced on August 4, 2017
- Campbell, charged with spearheading the global growth of the new company, sets five-year strategy

HighCom Global Security, Inc. (OTC: HCGS) has named Craig B. Campbell as its new chief executive officer, appointed a new board of directors and reorganized its wholly owned subsidiary. As it transitions to an international company, these changes coordinate with its prior name and symbol change (http://nnw.fm/03LOn).

The Columbus, Ohio-based firm provides to the security and defense industries a complete line of equipment and services. The new structure will enable the company to grow internationally. Its subsidiary, HighCom Security, Inc., will be divided into two segments: HighCom Armor Solutions, Inc., and Blastgard Technologies, Inc.

“We are pleased to announce the successful execution of our restructuring strategy to expand our international focus,” Campbell said in a news release. “HighCom Global’s brands and products are highly relevant to security and defense needs worldwide, and with the assemblage of a world-class board of directors, we have access to high-level industry experts, finance capital and business acumen which will support our strategic plan of growth, both vertical and horizontal, over several sectors in the security market.”

HighCom Armor Solutions, Inc. will serve the personal protective equipment market worldwide. HighCom Armor has marketed a line of OEM/private label products for the military and law enforcement agencies. Blastgard Technologies, Inc., will incorporate the proprietary BlastWrap® blast mitigation technology, unique products which suppress the impact of blasts and post-blast fires. It serves commercial, military, government and law enforcement entities.

A Harvard Business School alumnus, Campbell is an experienced entrepreneur with a proven record of expanding the security industry exponentially. He received the “Top 40 Under 40” award in Canada and was named an “Entrepreneur of the Year,” by Ernst & Young. He explained that the new company’s five-year goal for capital deployment and profitability is to minimize shareholder dilution while maximizing opportunities through diversification.

The new corporate structure and board will prepare the company to reach its goal of becoming a global leader in the security and safety industry. The announcement follows the August 4, 2017, company name and symbol changes (http://nnw.fm/jOzO8). The rebranding was made after the firm’s annual shareholder’s meeting in late July. The new corporate team is committed to capitalizing on future opportunities by expanding internationally through both acquisitions and organic growth, the company said.

Campbell will also serve as a member of the new board of directors. Others named are:

Paul Sparkes, board chairman, has extensive experience in media, government, finance and public affairs
Curt Cronin serves as CEO of Kaizen International and was formerly a Navy SEAL Commander. Kaizen International works with the world’s largest and most dynamic companies to drive extraordinary success on an accelerated timeframe.
Andrew Blott, who has a record of growing small- and medium-sized companies, is a financial and business professional established on both Wall Street and Bay Street
Bill Buckley, also an alumnus of Harvard Business School, has both a degree in mechanical engineering and an MBA . He has succeeded in multiple entities and is a business executive with vast experience in high level, large-cap companies.

For more information, visit the company’s website at www.HighComSecurity.com

Re: HighCom Global Security, Inc. (HCGS)

PostPosted: Tue Aug 22, 2017 5:45 pm
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NetworkNewsBreaks – HighCom Global Security, Inc. (HCGS) Provides Update on Key Corporate Milestones

Leading security solutions provider HighCom Global Security, Inc. (OTC: HCGS) this morning offered an update on key milestones the company has achieved in its product technology this year. These include the February launch of four new hard armor models through its HighCom Armor Solutions, Inc. division and the July NIJ approval of two additional armor models, including a Level IIIa elite, lightweight, high-performance soft armor panel and a Level III++, multi-curve, hard armor ballistic plate. “The addition of these new products increases HighCom Armor’s ability to equip our customers with high quality, in demand armor that has been the cornerstone of this company for 20 years,” Craig Campbell, CEO of HighCom Global Security, stated in the news release. “With the re-focusing of our corporate structure on the global community, HighCom Armor will continue to be a leader and innovator in the body armor market for the world.” With these recent product introductions, HighCom Armor now offers 11 hard armor NIJ 0101.06 certified ballistic plate models, as well as five soft armor NIJ 0101.06 certified panel solutions.

Re: HighCom Global Security, Inc. (HCGS)

PostPosted: Wed Sep 06, 2017 4:32 pm
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NetworkNewsBreaks – HighCom Global Security, Inc. (HCGS) Reports 116% YOY Increase in Q2 Revenues

Leading security solutions provider HighCom Global Security, Inc. (OTC: HCGS) this morning announced its financial results for the second quarter and first half of 2017. Among the highlights, the company reported $1.5 million in revenues for the three-month period, marking an increase of 116 percent from the second quarter of 2016. Likewise, HighCom Global recorded $2.6 million in revenues for the first half of 2017, marking a 37.5 percent increase from the comparable period of 2016. “We have consistently grown our revenues year-over-year, driven by increased consumer demand and our ability to meet corporate goals,” Craig Campbell, CEO of HighCom Global, stated in the news release. “From 2013 to 2016, we have achieved CAGR at an impressive 40%.” The company attributed this strong performance to strength in each of its operating segments, including hard armor, soft armor, shields and ballistic helmets. Moving forward, HighCom Global intends to continue building on this momentum while pursuing additional opportunities by leveraging “the expertise of its newly assembled executive leadership team and world-class board of directors.”

Re: HighCom Global Security, Inc. (HCGS)

PostPosted: Mon Sep 18, 2017 3:57 pm
by QualityStocks
HighCom Global Security, Inc. (HCGS) Serves a Global Market with a Focus on Quality Management

- HighCom’s blast protection products are ISO 9001:2008 certified and meet the quality standards of BA 9000
- The company has manufactured over a million plates with no operational failures or recalls
- In Q2 2017, it reported a 116 percent increase in year-over-year revenues, with $1.5 million earned over a three-month period

HighCom Global Security, Inc. (OTC: HCGS), a leader in blast effects mitigation solutions, has introduced several new products in 2017, while continuing to uphold its ISO 9001:2008-certified Quality Management System. This system has been in place since 2005 and was certified the following year. It helps assure approval of all products by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). HighCom works to meet the basic requirements and continually make improvements. Its plates, helmets, shields, and other types of armor; bullet proof vests; ballistic blankets; and other offerings also adhere to the armor quality standards of BA 9000 certification, established by the National Institute of Justice (NIJ).

The company serves law enforcement, military and government customers, as well as those in the commercial sector. It can offer fire suppression for naval vessels and merchant ships. Products are also available to help protect buildings against vehicle-delivered bombs. In addition, the company supplies a line of rifle armor, civilian armor systems, vest attachments, and bags and pouches.

Just this year, several new products were introduced, including a lightweight and high-performance soft armor panel (the Level IIIa elite) and multi-curve, hard armor ballistic plate (the Level III++). Four new hard armor products were added in February, which have been recognized by the NIJ’s Compliance Testing Program. In terms of body armor, it is the only standard that has been nationally accepted. HighCom’s total of 11 hard armor and five soft armor solutions are certified to the institute’s high quality standards.

Since its founding in February 1997, the company has served a large and diverse market. Over about a decade, it distributed nearly one million pieces of ballistic armor via Department of Defense contracts, and it has capacity to output more than 20,000 pieces of armor each month. This high level of performance doesn’t seem to be slowing down. In a recent news release (http://nnw.fm/Fhg99), HighCom Global Security reported a year-over-year increase of 116 percent for Q2 revenues. The company reported revenue of $1.5 million for the quarter, and $2.6 million for the first half of the year, which marked a 37.5 percent increase over the first half of 2016.

Its continued success is in part due to an ability to serve the global defense market and adhere to leading standards, but HighCom’s own technical development strategy also plays a role. A ballistic testing laboratory at the company’s Columbus, Ohio R&D center and manufacturing plant is where soft body armor, shields, tactical armor systems, helmets, and other products are developed and quality controlled. Here, testing guarantees 100 percent effectiveness, according to the company, and includes the same tests conducted at NIJ-approved ballistic labs worldwide.

For more information, visit the company’s website at www.HighComGlobal.com