Cincinnati, OH (August 23, 2017) –The O’Gara Group, Inc., a diverse provider of security and defense products and services, announced a major expansion of the company’s facilities, adding over 100,000 square feet of manufacturing and office space in a new location near the company’s West Chester, Ohio facility. “This additional space provides significant capacity to meet and exceed our customer scheduling requirements while maintaining the highest levels of product quality,” stated Michael Reynolds, General Manager of O’Gara Armoring. O’Gara is also expanding in the Washington, DC region, adding a new administrative office in Chantilly, Va. that will enable hiring sales and managerial talent closer to the company’s governmental customer base in the DC area.
“We view our expansion in both the Ohio and DC regions as a testament to our success over the past year,” explains Ted Wright, Chief Executive Officer of The O’Gara Group, “and it reflects our commitment to continued growth by offering the highest caliber of armored products and training services to meet the missions of our expanding and important customer base. We are also proud of our support to the community as an employer, hiring over 150 new employees in 2016 and on track to hire an additional 150 employees in 2017 to service our customers.”
The O’Gara Group also announced the departure of Bill O’Gara, Vice Chairman, who was a founder and has held multiple leadership positions in the company over the years including President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Wright states, “We are saddened by Bill’s departure but are excited for him as he pursues his next opportunity and excited for The O’Gara Group as we continue to build on the foundation that Bill forged. Although Bill is no longer affiliated with The O’Gara Group or any of its subsidiaries, we wish him great success as a continued visionary in our industry.”
The O’Gara Group operates domestically and internationally through two divisions: O’Gara Training, located 90 minutes southeast of Washington, DC and O’Gara Armoring, located near the city of Cincinnati, Ohio. O’Gara enables its customers to effectively protect and preserve lives and assets by providing passenger and military vehicles with integrated ballistic and blast armor as well as offering comprehensive security and counter-terrorism training.
Customers include governments, military, homeland security, and commercial customers.
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