Armor Stories

When you create technology this revolutionary, people notice. Here you’ll find the latest articles, blog posts, and new stories about Hardwire armor.

Press Release: VPD Receives Public Safety Excellence Award

  PRESS RELEASE For immediate release: 11/28/2016 4:30 p.m.  Valdez, AK – The Valdez Police Department ALICE program received the Alaska Municipal League’s annual Public Safety Award of Excellence during a November 17th ceremony. Selected from amongst many deserving public safety programs, VPD’s ALICE active shooter program received statewide recognition...

Fire protection for bridges? ~ RV Catches Fire on Bridge

An RV caught fire while crossing the Delaware Memorial Bridge causing a destructive blaze on the Eastbound lanes. Thankfully all the occupants managed to escape unharmed.This is a good example of why fire protection for bridges is a smart investment.  Hardwire Bridge Armor Solutions are designed to protect critical bridge components from...

Transformative Education: Interns at Work From Washington & Lee University

From W & L Transformative Education Feature Story          Walker Brand '18 Hometown: Roanoke, VA Major: EngineeringMinors: Computer Science and MathematicsCompany Name: Hardwire Armor SystemsLocation: Oak Hall, VAIndustry: DefensePosition: Intern     What attracted you to this internship? How did you learn about it? I knew that I wanted to...

Spinal Fusion: Scott's Story From Johns Hopkins Patient Stories

From John Hopkins Orthopaedic Surgery Patient StoriesOn a gorgeous summer day, Scott Kendall went out surfing—just as he’d always done when the opportunity presented itself. While catching a wave, Scott was knocked down and immediately felt tremendous pain. He knew he needed to get to a hospital. On arrival, Scott...

Q&A With George Tunis: Hardwire Founder Talks About How Company ‘Global In Reach’ Aims To Enhance Human Survivability

POCOMOKE — When Hardwire LLC founder George Tunis watches tragic events on the evening news, his hearts sinks like everyone else’s, but his mind goes right to work. Horrific events in our often violent world have inspired Tunis to develop products that have saved countless lives and may end up saving countless more. Hardwire’s massive manufacturing facility sits on the banks of the Pocomoke River in southern Worcester County and is the home base for the growing defense company that creates armor for everything from the military Hum-V’s on the front lines of war in the Middle East to the bulletproof whiteboards found in classrooms all over the globe.

Yet, for a guy who spends a lot of time dealing with classified information and projects, Tunis opened up to The Dispatch in a rare sit down about how homegrown innovation could help put a stop to some of the senseless violence we see in our world.

Gov. Larry Hogan visits Pocomoke's Hardwire LLC

In an effort to put a spotlight on a few of Maryland's local businesses, Gov. Larry Hogan, as well as Sen. Jim Mathias, visited Pocomoke City's Hardwire Armor Systems on Tuesday, June 21.

Founded in 2000 by George Tunis, Hardwire produces armor technology for application anywhere from the classroom to military environments. Beginning as a company specifically focused on building and bridge protection, Hardwire expanded to military and private armor following the events of 9/11.

Tunis talked about the roots of Hardwire to Hogan, while displaying photos of the decrepit building that once stood at Hardwire's site.

"The building was disgusting," Tunis said. "At the time, that was me alone. My mom cried when she saw the building."

HARDWIRE EXPANDING IN WORCESTER COUNTY, ADDING 20 JOBS

BALTIMORE, MD (June 21, 2016) – Hardwire LLC, a manufacturer of armored systems and other products headquartered in Pocomoke City, Md., is expanding its operations and adding 20 new jobs over the next three years. The announcement was made during Governor Larry Hogan’s visit to Hardwire, where he discussed ways in which the state might encourage companies to expand and create jobs on the Eastern Shore.

County provides grant to help Hardwire expand in Pocomoke

(May 20, 2016) The Worcester County Commissioners agreed to provide a $10,000 grant for a composite armor manufacturer to complete an expansion in Pocomoke City at its meeting on Tuesday.

The request came from Merry Mears, county director of economic development, and will help Hardwire LLC continue its development of its third location, which will be at 1731 Broad St.

County To Provide $10K Grant To Hardwire To Help With Facility Upgrades

SNOW HILL – Worcester County officials agreed to provide a $10,000 grant to the armor manufacturing company Hardwire to aid in its latest expansion.

Based on a recommendation from Merry Mears, the county’s economic development director, the Worcester County Commissioners agreed to give Hardwire $10,000. The grant will be used to upgrade the electrical system at the company’s new building on Broad Street in Pocomoke.

Hardwire Introduces Bulletproof Whiteboard Training Video

This short instructional video is led by Hardwire founder and CEO George Tunis, and company president Emily Tunis. They'll walk you through the basics of our company and the Dyneema material comprising the armor, and how to handle yourself offensively and defensively in an active shooter situation.

Active shooter training includes Hardwire Bulletproof Whiteboards

Hardwire Bulletproof Whiteboards are featured in the city of Valdez Alaska active shooter training video. The VPD ALICE is a promotional developed by Seed Media for the Valdez Police Department