OVER 140 YEARS OF EXCELLENCE

O'Gara Armoring and O'Gara Training key milestones

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1867
Began manufacturing coaches in Cincinnati, Ohio under Sayers & Scovill

WWII
As Hess & Eisenhardt, built trailers for U.S. military

1940s-1980s
Became premier builder of armored limousines for U.S. Presidents, including Pres. Truman and Pres. Reagan, and celebrities including Elvis.

1994
Expanded operations by developing and building the Up Armored HMMWV for the Department of Defense

1997
Acquired first training operation in Westpoint, VA. offering driver training and other tactical training services

2001
Became the #1 provider of armor for the military's tactical wheeled vehicles at the beginning of the War on Terror

2003
Formed The O'Gara Group to manage all O'Gara companies

2006-2009
Built state-of-the-art training facility in Montross, VA to meet Department of State training requirements

2010
Became the world’s largest supplier of armoring systems

2013
Partnered with BMW for sale of armor-ready X5 in U.S. market

2014
Expands training facilities for NGOs, local law enforcement and corporations

2015
Ted Wright became CEO, bringing experience from key leadership roles at Vectrus, KBR, BAE Systems and Academi where he led the Blackwater turnaround

2016-Present
Continued expansion of O'Gara Armoring and O'Gara Training