HP White Celebrates 75TH Anniversary, Holds Industry Open House

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Debra Stoe, NIJ Standards and Testing Program Manager, to Speak on the Evolution of Body Armor Standards, Testing and Certification

In 1936, Henry Packard White set out to create the world's preeminent ballistics lab: HP White Laboratory. Over 75 years HP White has pioneered many of the ballistics standards in use today and continues setting a standard for Consistency, Accuracy and Integrity. In celebration of its 75-year milestone, HP White will host an Industry Open House on November 15, 2011.

The event features Debra Stoe, NIJ Standards and Testing Program Manager, who will speak on the Evolution of Body Armor Standards, Testing and Certification. The event will also feature the ground-breaking of HP White’s newest ballistics testing range, and the HP White Museum Walk will be unveiled. This retrospective is a walking tour through 75 years of ballistics milestones and memorabilia, including the original Cartridge Head Stamp Guide produced by White through the late 1960s, and a CBS news report from the grounds of HP White in 1967, when it tested (for Walter Cronkite and Dan Rather) how quickly John F Kennedy’s assassin could fire three rounds at a moving target.

“Over 75 years HP White has been involved in many history making events,” said Mike Parker, president, HP White Laboratory. “Through it all, we are most proud of the fact that HP White was trusted to bring scientific reason to these moments in time.”
HP White’s Industry Open House will be held at its Street, MD laboratory.

HP White Laboratory, Inc. was founded in 1936 by Mr. Henry Packard White as a ballistic research and development facility. In its 75th year of operation, HP White is world renowned as the leading ballistic and ballistic resistance laboratory. The laboratory is located at 3114 Scarboro Road, in Street, Maryland. For more information, email info(at)hpwhite(dot)com, visit http://www.hpwhite.com, or call 1-410-838-6550.

Mike Parker, President
Telephone: +1.410.838.6550

About H.P. White Laboratory, Inc
H.P. White Laboratory, Inc. is an independent ballistics and ballistics resistance laboratory. For 75 years, H.P. White has specialized in research and development, validation testing, certification and quality control evaluations of body and vehicular armor systems, sub-components and materials. H.P. White developed many of the ballistics resistance standards, processes and methods used today to test body and vehicular armor for a full scope of applications (law enforcement, military, personal protection), threats (stab, slice, bullet, explosive), and environments (urban, war time, extreme heat/cold). H.P. White’s services add value throughout the entire supply chain, from research and development processes and product certification to production lot acceptance and post-production quality control. H.P. White serves the needs of Federal, State, Local and Foreign Government agencies, and the manufacturers dedicated to saving lives of law enforcement and war fighters, globally.

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