Senator William Larkin and Mayor James Sottile are pleased to announce the commencement of construction of the Armor Dynamics Inc. facility at the Kingston Business Park. A major component of this project is a $1,000,000 grant obtained by Senator Larkin as part of the project financing.
Armor Dynamics is in the business of developing and manufacturing an innovative, composite armor material called Magmacore™, an extremely adaptable technology for use in the production of armor systems including: vehicle armor, security shields and other products.
"We have been working hard to help provide assistance for the Kingston Business Park to assist in the construction of a new facility for the park’s newest tenant – Armor Dynamics," said Senator Larkin. "Their products will certainly help save lives and the company will provide new manufacturing jobs and investment in Kingston. I was happy to be able to deliver State support for this important project."
The new facility will contain 10,000 square feet of manufacturing, research and development and office space. The facility can be expanded to over 50,000 square feet as the demand for more capacity arises. The City of Kingston has been working with Dave Warren, President of Armor Dynamics and the other principals for over two years to make space available for the company’s new operations. In late spring of 2007, all of the City’s approvals for construction of the facility were finalized, and the project is now ready to proceed.
"This is another great day in the development of Armor Dynamics," said David Warren, President and Founder of Armor Dynamics, Inc. "I want to thank Mayor Sottile, Senator Larkin, the folks at Bette & Cring and their staff for all their hard work over the last year and a half -- this has truly been a team effort. We are looking forward to moving into this new facility and know it will be a tremendous resource for us as the company begins its next phase of development."
Construction of the facility is due to begin shortly and should be completed within 6 months. Upon completion, production of the company’s innovative products will ramp up over time, as will job creation and investment. Armor Dynamics will be the second tenant in the Kingston Business Park.
"I am delighted that this project is moving forward in the Kingston Business Park," said Mayor Sottile. "Armor Dynamic’s products will provide quality protection for individuals in both military and civilian settings, and the manufacturing of these products in Kingston will mean new jobs and investment for our residents."
Mayor Sottile continued, "If it were not for the dedicated leadership and commitment of Senator Larkin to Kingston and his constituency, this project would never have happened. It is because of the direct intervention and hands on approach of Senator Larkin that this project is a reality, and I am proud to have Senator Larkin represent this community."