August 6, 2012 – Kingston Mayor Shayne Gallo hosted U.S. Representative Chris Gibson Monday on a tour of the City of Kingston, highlighting the Cityâ€™s businesses and revitalization efforts. The group, including staff and development personnel from both administrations visited Armor Dynamics, touring the facility and getting an overview of the companyâ€™s life-saving technology.
Both Mayor Gallo and Rep. Gibson have shown great support for Armor Dynamics efforts ranging from armoring local and state law enforcement agencies, to providing vehicle-armor solutions to the Army.
â€œThe Company was honored to be included in the Mayorâ€™s itinerary for the dayâ€ said company President Malachy Meechan. â€œBoth Mayor Gallo and Congressman Gibson have an acute understanding of the practical and commercial potential of our technology and having their support provides us with a great deal of encouragement.â€
Gibson, of Kinderhook, is a retired Army Colonel who was deployed seven times, including four combat tours in Iraq. Prior to his retirement, Gibson commanded the 82nd Airborne Divisionâ€™s 2nd Brigade Combat Team (BCT) during the opening month of the humanitarian relief operations in Haiti. The Secretary of the Army awarded the BCT the Superior Unit Award for their actions in Haiti.
The focus of Mondayâ€™s tour was Law Enforcement Vehicle Armor. Mayor Gallo expressed his continued support of Project Armor: Kingston, the Kingston PBAâ€™s effort to outfit the Kingston Police Department fleet with Armor Dynamics Law Enforcement Vehicle Armor through the help of the local business community.
Gibson and Gallo witnessed a first-hand ballistic demonstration of Armor Dynamicsâ€™ protection technology, including Law Enforcement Vehicle Armor, the Ballistic Visor and Ballistic Inserts.
To date, Project Armor has raised funding for more than half of the departmentâ€™s vehicles.