Pittsfield, Mass. – Lenco Armored Vehicles, the nation’s leading designer and manufacturer of tactical armored vehicles for law enforcement, special forces, and fire rescue agencies worldwide, is hosting a Community Open House on Wednesday, November 16th from 4pm to 7pm.
Lenco, founded in 1981, is located at 10 Betnr Industrial Drive in the Stearnsville Business Park off West Housatonic Street in Pittsfield, MA.
“We’re really excited about the opportunity to share what Lenco does with the local community members who have always been so supportive of the company,” said Kristin Light, General Manager at Lenco. “Since we’re growing, we’re hopeful some of [our guests] really like what they see and decide to join the team.”
Attendees can expect guided tours of Lenco’s primary fabrication, chassis modification, autobody, and automotive electrical production lines located throughout 140,000 square feet of manufacturing and office space. Light added, “It’s a great opportunity, the first time in almost 42 years actually, for people to get an up-close look at how an armored tactical vehicle is designed, manufactured, and inspected.”
Additional activities and exhibits include a Touch-A-Truck section, a display of armored glass and steel tested against different ballistic rounds, and a BearCat photobooth for visitors to commemorate their visit. Light refreshments will also be served.
For those seeking a more in-depth and behind-the-scenes look into Lenco, there will be expert-led demonstrations of custom-engineered BearCat 3D models as well as custom-built paperless Quality Control software.
The BearCat, Lenco’s iconic tactical vehicle line, is the most widely used armored response vehicle in North America. Law Enforcement agencies in all 50 states, from LAPD to NYPD to Boston PD, rely on the BearCat every day for such purposes as high-risk call outs involving active shooters and natural disaster response. Lenco also supplies the US Military, US Federal Police, and Fire Rescue agencies across the country. Counter-terrorism units in Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia also rely on the BearCat for domestic security and response.
“These vehicles are trusted by over a thousand different agencies around the world, and it all happens right here in Pittsfield,” said Lenny Light, Vice President of Sales. “We had our highest sales ever this year, and it’s the quality and craftsmanship that the team puts into every truck that has made our brand number one in the world.”
Attendees can register on Lenco’s website at www.LencoArmor.com/OpenHouse or in-person at the event.
For visitors interested in a new career, Lenco is accepting applications for departments throughout manufacturing including fabrication, autobody, and automotive electrical. Lenco is also seeking roles throughout their administrative team. Visit www.LencoArmor.com/Careers to see a full list of job openings and to submit a resume.