Armor Protective Packaging® was honored with the Michigan 50 Companies to Watch Award sponsored by Michigan Celebrates Small Business. ARMOR received the award whose 2015 theme was “Unleashing Innovation and Growth” based on selection criteria in market expansion, job creation, technological innovation and community impact.
ARMOR was named a second time to Inc. Magazine’s 5000 List of Fastest Growing Private Companies in America. ARMOR earned the position of 3979 on the 2014 Inc. 5000, a gain of nearly 1000 spots from its 4924 ranking in 2009. ARMOR was named to the list based upon its 76 percent growth during the time span of 2010-2013 and joins other 2014 Inc. 5000 members including GoPro, Bridger, Fuhu, Tough Mudder and the Lending Club. Past Inc. 5000 members include Zappos, Under Armour, Microsoft, Pandora, Clif Bar and Timberland.
ARMOR’s consumer division Workshop Hero™ was the recipient of 11 American Advertising Awards from the Mid-Michigan Creative Alliance, the local chapter of the American Advertising Federation (AAF). A panel of three recognized industry professionals from outside of Michigan adjudicated over 340 entries of all forms of advertising from media of all types. Among its 11 awards, Workshop Hero™ earned 3 gold, 7 silver and 1 merit award for the design of marketing and promotional materials.
Dry Coat™ Rust Preventative, a product from the Workshop Hero™ consumer division of Armor Protective Packaging, is the recipient of a 2013 Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) Product Showcase Award. Dry Coat™’s receipt of the AAPEX Product Showcase award is acknowledgment that Dry Coat™ stood out amongst its competition, which included a wide array of products in 13 different categories, all competing for the same votes.
Metal Rescue™ of the Workshop Hero™ consumer division of ARMOR was the recipient of a 2012 Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) Product Showcase Award. AAPEX is the largest convention for the Automotive Aftermarket Industry representing the $395 billion global motor vehicle aftermarket. There were nearly 4,000 votes cast for products in 13 different categories of the AAPEX Product Showcase, and Metal Rescue™ was chosen for its safety, ease of use and effectiveness.
The Workshop Hero™ logo received an ADDY™ award from the Mid-Michigan Creative Alliance, a local chapter of the American Advertising Federation. Entries are judged by a team of advertising and design professionals from out of the area and state, and receipt of an ADDY™ award is widely accepted in the design industry as an acknowledgement of creative excellence
Metal Rescue™ Rust Remover Bath won two Global Media Awards from the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) at its 2011 trade show. Metal Rescue™ was chosen by the international judging panel for its safety, ease of use and effectiveness. The 2011 awards are in addition to three SEMA Global Media Awards given to Metal Rescue™ in 2010, bringing Metal Rescue™’s award total to five.
Metal Rescue™ received three Global Media Awards from the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) at its 2010 annual tradeshow in Las Vegas, Nevada. Metal Rescue™ was chosen from more than 2,000 new parts, tools, and components for its safety, ease of use and effectiveness against rust.
Armor Protective Packaging® was included in Inc. magazine’s list of 5000 fastest-growing private companies. While ARMOR started out in 1979 as a small distributor of VCI products it now hosts a customer base with national and international reach.