POMPANO BEACH, Fla., Jan. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Point Blank Enterprises ("PBE"), the worldwide leader in the production of soft body armor and related protective solutions, today announced that it has entered into an agreement with Jersey Tactical Corp. (JTC) to exclusively market and distribute JTC's forcible entry tools to the first-responder community, including local, state and federal law enforcement, fire, emergency services and special operations officers.
Whether it's helping first-response units more effectively deal with active-shooter incidents, hostage rescues, medical emergencies, or fire rescues, having the right breaching tools to gain access to a building, structure, or vehicle is critical to saving lives. In answering the call for next-generation, deployable solutions, Point Blank has teamed up with Jersey Tactical Corp., inventor and holder of 11 patents in advanced breaching technology, to deliver state-of-the-art products such as an Active Shooter Patrol Kit (designed to meet the needs of any first-responder including the individual patrolman on a small department or the more sophisticated SWAT team), rams, pry tools, levers and window rakes, among other solutions.
Michael Foreman, vice president of government and international sales and head of product line management at Point Blank Enterprises, stated, "This agreement with Jersey Tactical is a significant step in the evolution of our best-in-class tactical equipment portfolio. Our companies share a strong heritage in innovation so it seemed only natural that we work together. The partnership will expand opportunities for Point Blank to offer customers a 'one-stop shop' of cutting-edge solutions – something for everyone; from high-performance soft body armor to hard armor plates, ballistic shields and helmets, and now breaching tools that are light and compact. What's also meaningful to our partnership is that we take pride in our products being 100% made in the USA and developed in close collaboration with the men and women who risk their lives every day to protect and serve."
John Dapkins Jr., inventor and co-founder of Jersey Tactical Corp., commented, "We are very excited to collaborate with Point Blank Enterprises as our exclusive distribution partner in the forcible entry and breaching solutions market. Our products are highly complementary; our companies are dedicated to providing the very best American Made equipment; and Point Blank has a great track record of success in market adoption. We look forward to working closely with the Point Blank team in extending the Jersey Tactical value proposition to their customers and the wider industry."
Point Blank and Jersey Tactical representatives will be showcasing the combined product offering at this week's Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade Show and Conference (SHOT Show) taking place at the Sands Expo & Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV, January 14-17. Attendees are invited to visit the Point Blank Enterprises booth (#11366) to view solutions and discuss developments with company executives.
Sponsored by the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), the SHOT Show is the largest and most comprehensive trade show for all professionals involved with the shooting sports, hunting and law enforcement industries. It is the world's foremost exposition of combined firearms, ammunition, law enforcement, cutlery, outdoor apparel, optics and related products and services. The conference attracts professionals from all 50 states and more than 100 countries worldwide. For more information, please visit www.shotshow.org.
About Point Blank Enterprises, Inc.
Point Blank Enterprises, Inc. ("PBEI") 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 and PARACLETE, the Company ranks as the largest global supplier of ballistic and soft armor systems 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.
About Jersey Tactical Corp.
Jersey Tactical Corp. is owned and operated by two inventors who strive to provide the very best American Made equipment for the men and women who provide security for the citizens of the United States of America. The Company's mission is to develop and deliver the most innovative and effective tactical entry/breaching products to local, state and federal law enforcement, fire, emergency services and military personnel. For more information, please visit the Company's website at www.jerseytactical.com.
SOURCE Point Blank Enterprises