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Point Blank Enterprises, Inc., Announces The Acquisition of Short Bark Industries

POMPANO BEACH, Fla., Oct. 24, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- JLL PB Holding LLC, the parent company of Point Blank Enterprises (“Point Blank”), the worldwide leader in the production of soft and hard body armor and related protective solutions, is pleased to announce the acquisition of substantially all the assets of Short Bark Industries, a certified Berry Amendment compliant manufacturer of tactical and strategic gear and uniforms for various branches of the U.S. military (i.e. Army, Navy and Marine Corps).

Marking this occasion, Point Blank, announced the establishment of a new division, Protective Apparel & Uniforms, which will incorporate the Short Bark business. “We look forward to leveraging the Short Bark’s legacy under our Protective Apparel & Uniforms brand. The acquisition will strengthen our global operational capabilities and consolidate our position as the preferred supplier of tactical wear and public safety uniforms in the world,” said Paulo Motoki, Chief Operating Officer of Protective Apparel & Uniforms and Point Blank Enterprises.

The acquisition of Short Bark Industries, by its parent company JLL PB Holding LLC, is another demonstration of Point Blank’s commitment to meet the growing needs of the U.S. military, law enforcement, and public safety personnel worldwide.

The acquisition of Short Bark was through an auction process conducted pursuant to section 363 of the Bankruptcy Code.

About Point Blank Enterprises, Inc.

Point Blank Enterprises, Inc. is a leading provider of high performance protective solutions, including bullet, fragmentation and stab resistant apparel and related accessories. Through its key brands, Point Blank Body Armor, Protective Apparel Corporation of America (PACA), Protective Products, PARACLETE®, The Protective Group (TPG), Advanced Technology Group (ATG), First Tactical, United Shield International Limited, and Gould and Goodrich the Company ranks as the largest global supplier of personal protection equipment and accessories in the world. The Company’s ballistic solutions have been credited with saving countless lives for the most important customers in the world, including the U.S. Armed Forces, Department of Defense, Federal Government and law enforcement, corrections and security personnel, both domestically and abroad. For more information on our Company, please visit our website at www.pointblankenterprises.com.

PBE Company Contact:

Michael Foreman
Point Blank Enterprises
Tel: 407-448-6139
Email: mforeman@pbearmor.com


Source:Point Blank Enterprises