Hardwire LLC, is a manufacturer experiencing rapid growth on Maryland’s Eastern Shore as it creates life-saving products and armor systems used by military, police, and civilians.
Hardwire, based in Pocomoke City, MD, has been making its way into the military, law enforcement and private civilian defense industries. Hardwire is a member of MEP’s Make it in Maryland program, Maryland’s first and only program dedicated to manufacturers within the state to showcase companies, demonstrate the value of manufacturing within Maryland and highlight manufacturing successes.
Hardwire currently employs 42 people and owns more than 100,000 square feet of space between three facilities throughout Worcester County. Committed to the protection of law enforcement and civilian bodies, Hardwire has recently unveiled an array of new products to protect vehicles and personnel with its armor systems.
"As Marylanders and supporters of manufacturing in the state, we’re extremely proud of the recent success of Hardwire, LLC," said Brian Sweeney, Executive Director of Maryland Manufacturing Extension Partnership. "MD MEP’s mission is to serve, grow and support manufacturing throughout Maryland. We’re proud to call Hardwire a member of the Make it in Maryland program and thrilled to feature the accomplishments of companies like Hardwire, truly a vital Maryland manufacturer making extremely important products every day."
Hardwire produces armor technology for application anywhere from the classroom to military environments. Hardwire develops and manufactures products used in military vehicles, police and tactical units, aircraft, commercial vehicles and U.S. transportation infrastructure. Among its products are armors to protect against small arms, improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and under-body blasts. Hardwire’s products are also used in upgrading bridges and buildings, restoring historical buildings, and reinforcing flooring.
Continuously researching and developing new products, Hardwire recently developed law enforcement vehicle safeguards that include “B-Kit” Vehicle Door Armor and Transparent Armor Window Inserts to provide necessary security for police officers. Moreover, Hardwire also recently introduced the company’s new line of soft body armor, allowing police officers to move freely with peace of mind.
These products will support a three-year growth initiative Hardwire announced last month. The plan includes plans to add new jobs and expand its operations. To support Hardwire’s expansion, the State of Maryland’s Department of Commerce is providing an $85,000 loan through the Maryland Economic Development Assistance Authority and Fund (MEDAAF). Worcester County Economic Development (WCED) has also worked in partnership with the City of Pocomoke to provide financial assistance for power upgrades at Hardwire facilities. Worcester County has pledged a $10,000 grant to Hardwire and Pocomoke City also has committed $10,000 to aid Hardwire’s expansion.
For more information, visit http://www.hardwirellc.com.