HESCO® products have been protecting the brave servicemen and women of the United States military for more than 20 years, and now, Hesco brings that protection to the heroes of law enforcement after Hesco Bastion, Inc. completed the purchase of a controlling interest in Reed Composite Solutions (RCS), a specialist manufacturer of ballistic resistant body armor.

RCS is to be called Hesco Armor, LLC, and will continue the Hesco tradition of being synonymous with protection and security.

The RCS ballistic plates have made an impact in the body armor market with their innovative technology that has been specially engineered to create a much lighter and more resistant plate ideal for military, homeland law enforcement and the US first responders who need to be emergency ready.

Stephanie Victory, Chief Executive of Hesco Bastion, Inc. says: "We owe our freedom, everyday, to military and law enforcement personnel. Hesco can now go further in our mission to protect the protectors and keep the country safe by proudly offering the men and women of America another trusted HESCO® protection product."

These ballistic plates have a strong following among regional law enforcement and have also been chosen by the US Departments of Defense, Homeland Security, Justice and State because of their outstanding performance and light weight characteristics.

Ryan Reed, RCS President, adds, "The Reed business seamlessly fits into the Hesco vision to defend and protect both our heroes and civilian populations and we are excited to be a key part of the development of the Hesco brand in the future."