Darex Knows The Drill, Darex Proudly Supports Our Troop's Safety in Iraq

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Tool kit is designed to assist with the repair of armor plating on HUMVEE vehicles, as well as the installation of satellite antennas for global positioning systems.

Darex, the world’s leading industrial drill sharpening tool brand, has been awarded a contract to provide their drill sharpeners to our soldiers in Iraq. Darex will ship the V390 Darex Drill Sharpeners as part of a tool kit to support our soldier’s safety.

“Our servicemen are now getting what they need to help protect them, “explained Darex sales manager Lana Hjorten, who worked putting this deal together for more than a year. This kit is designed to assist with the repair of armor plating on HUMVEE vehicles, as well as the installation of satellite antennas for global positioning systems that allows vehicles to be located and contacted anywhere. Existing communication equipment was basically line-of-sight. With our sharpener, soldiers in the field can easily sharpen their dull drill bits, fix armor plates and make other repairs on their vehicles.

“It’s a nice order and it’s even more significant to me because we all know someone with loved ones in Iraq,” said Hank O’Dougherty, President of Darex. “They can’t get armor bolted on their vehicles because the bits wear out so fast. I think it’s going to save lives.”

“We were contacted to develop a solution and implement new technologies that would reduce installation time and cost associated with fielding this specialized equipment. We’re delighted with the speed and cooperation of Darex and all the manufacturers who have helped supply various components for the kit,” said Glenn Sheffler, business development manager for the NCDMM, a non-profit government organization that provides manufacturing solutions to defense providers. “The Darex Sharpener is a significant addition to the kit. The sharpener is truly mobile, user friendly and enables the soldiers to do a professional job under the most challenging conditions.”

The National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining (NCDMM), Latrobe, Pa., http://www.ncdmm.org.

For more information about Darex, visit http://www.darex.com or call 1-800-547-0222.

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