Armor Express closes Central Lake production facility

Linda Gallagher

CENTRAL LAKE — More than 70 people lost their livelihoods when Armor Express, without apparent warning, closed its Central Lake production facility on M88 last week. 

In a short press release sent to media the day after the closing, the company said that all production of the company's body armor products would now be done at its Eden, NC facility. 

“With the integration of acquired businesses now complete, Armor Express has streamlined its operations, simplified its supply chain, and improved its asset utilization,” CEO Lushana Offutt said in the release. “This milestone creates more value and offers an overall better experience for our customers. It also enables scaling of our customer support and manufacturing operations as we continue to grow the business in 2022 and beyond.”

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