We are Armor Protective Packaging®
(we go by ARMOR for short)

We’re experts in rust prevention and rust removal and we’ve been at this a long time (over 40 years).  We bear the title of “Eradicators of Rust” with pride as we provide rust preventative packaging materials and liquids to more than 90% of the Fortune 500 industrial companies.  All ARMOR products are clean, safe, easy-to-use and extremely effective. Whether it’s rust prevention or rust removal, we save our customers time, money and effort to keep their metal parts rust-free, 24/7.  ARMOR — Taking the Work Out of Your Workday.

Armor Protective Packaging: The Whole Story

Core Values

At ARMOR we have 4 Core Values that serve as our foundation. They articulate our focus on maintaining a people- and service-centered culture and they guide all members of the ARMOR team in their decision making and actions. The ARMOR Core Values are:

Relationships & People Come First: Growth will Follow!
We protect and preserve relationships over short-term profits or growth. We’re all in this together and at ARMOR personal gain is willingly sacrificed for the greater good. We build each other up so we can perform at our best and better serve our customers.

Good is the Enemy of GREAT!
We don’t settle for “good enough”- good is average, we inherently strive to be great. ARMOR people take ownership and have pride in all we do.

Delight the Customer!
We want customers to be “delighted” not just satisfied. Satisfactory is for mediocre companies- ARMOR desires to be GREAT!

ARMOR culture promotes work/life balance; fun and enjoyment. We are authentic-we don’t act one way at home or in our personal life and another way at work. We believe fun is a super power!

ARMOR core values


Cool Places to Work in Michigan & Inc. Magazine Best Workplaces

To attract the best and the brightest, we know we need to be one of the “best” and “coolest” places to work.  In fact, we have been formally given both of these official titles thanks to Crain’s Detroit Business who awarded ARMOR its Cool Places to Work in Michigan (2017, 2018, 2019, 2021, 2022 & 2023) and Inc. Magazine who named ARMOR to its 2018 & 2019 list of Best Workplaces. We were given these lofty kudos by creating a different kind of work environment – from our unique physical building designed for work and play, to our workplace culture that fosters creativity, teamwork, and a family atmosphere, to the amazing people we employ. 

Michigan Manufacturer of the Year Award

ARMOR also received the 2022 John G. Thodis Michigan Manufacturer of the Year Award-Small Tier (for 200 employees or less) from the Michigan Manufacturers Association (MMA) in recognition of the important, positive and tangible contributions ARMOR has made to its workforce, its customers, its community and to the manufacturing industry.  In addition to receiving the Michigan Manufacturer of the Year Award, ARMOR was lauded as the first company to ever receive the MMA’s  “triple threat” of award nominations.  ARMOR was chosen as s a finalist for three different MMA awards by three different independent panels of judges — which, according to the MMA, was unprecedented.

VALOR (Volunteers of ARMOR): 

We believe good people make great employees and great employees do good things, that is why we emphasize good citizenship and that is why we created our VALOR (Volunteers of ARMOR) program.  Through the VALOR program, each employee receives 24 hours of paid time-off each year to volunteer in the community. 

But we didn’t stop there – over the years VALOR has partnered with several organizations in the community inspiring us to take VALOR one-step further to become our own 501(c)(3) non-profit. In 2018, VALOR began raising money directly for the local Salvation Army by organizing the largest car show in the community: The ARMOR Great Pumpkin Classic Car Show. Through support from local businesses and the community, the ARMOR Great Pumpkin Classic Car Show has raised over $150,000 for the local Salvation Army since 2007.