CLEVELAND, April 3 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Tank & Fabricating Company is a leading provider of alloy, steel and metallic armored components to original equipment manufacturers in support of Department of Defense (DoD) programs. These components play a significant role in saving the lives of our warfighters on the battlefields of today. The company announced today the formation of AMTANK Armor, LLC a joint venture with a Denmark based company - Composhield A/S. AMTANK Armor, LLC will benefit from leading edge manufacturing capabilities and business relationships of American Tank together with the introduction of new armor technologies that Composhield brings to the market. This joint venture will bring new jobs to Northeast Ohio for years to come and introduce new material technology that is required to satisfy force protection requirements. "We have grown our metallic armor processing business substantially over the last five years," stated American Tank CEO, Terry Ripich. "This new subsidiary will facilitate creating additional value for our customers. This marketplace is very demanding today and we are positioning ourselves to better meet our customers' manufacturing and technology requirements." "We are very excited about this new partnering arrangement," said Michael Norup, CEO of Composhield A/S. "AMTANK Armor will be able to support OEMs and the Department of Defense with existing as well as new frontier technologies that will help satisfy current needs for better protection." Mr. John Mayles, formerly with Armor Holdings Inc., will become the President of AMTANK Armor, LLC. Mr. Mayles brings extensive marketplace knowledge and insight to the company. "I am honored to be joining AMTANK Armor and look forward to contributing to its visionary approach to solution development," said Mayles. About The American Tank & Fabricating Company: Since 1940, American Tank & Fabricating has been supplying components and fabrications for all military branches. American Tank has the flexibility to meet your engineering and production needs. Our unique combination of equipment capabilities, professional staff and quality systems makes us your best choice for a metal processing and fabricating partner. American Tank specializes in: -- Rolling, Forming, and Welding the heaviest and longest and hardest steel plate -- Oxy Fuel Burning, Plasma Burning and Contour Beveling for custom shapes -- Long laser cutting, shearing and forming meeting the most precise tolerances -- ASME certifications, ISO and NQA-1 quality systems -- Specialty pressure vessel design, fabrication and repair -- Advanced materials including titanium and alloys About Composhield A/S: Located in Hobro, Denmark, Composhield develops and qualifies survivability systems against blast, ballistic impacts and other hostile actions. Composhield has the newest and most reliable composite material technologies and can provide lightweight solutions for a variety of threats. Composhield's strong research department has developed qualified armor material solutions for a number of joint projects with top national technical universities.
SOURCE American Tank & Fabricating Company