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Armor breaks ground on $1.6M project

ArmorArmor Protective Packaging®, an international company specializing in corrosion management, broke ground on the site that will house the company’s new headquarters. Located in Howell, ARMOR will be renovating the building last occupied by the Livingston County Daily Press & Argus printing facility on Burkhart Road near the Tanger Outlet Center.

ARMOR is constructing new office space and adding an additional 8,000 square feet to the Armor drawingfacility. The $1.6 million project will use adjacent land for a truck driveway and future expansion.

“The new building will reflect our two business units: the industrial division of Armor Protective Packaging® and the consumer division Workshop Hero™. The building’s interior and exterior are best described as vintage industrial meets Restoration Hardware meets Apple computer!” said David Yancho, vice president of ARMOR and Workshop Hero™.

Attending the ground-breaking ceremony were ARMOR personnel, as well as the company’s owners: John Holden, CEO; Robin McConnell, president; and David Yancho, vice president. Also on hand were John Boerger, vice president of First Merit Bank; Craig Stockard, president of Brivar Construction; and Pat Convery, president of the Howell Area Chamber of Commerce.

“Our ground-breaking celebrates what we’ve achieved as a company with over 35 years in business,” Yancho said. “All ARMOR staff have contributed to our success. This new building wouldn’t be needed or possible without the hard work and dedicated customer service of the entire ARMOR team.”

“ARMOR has called Livingston County its home for more than 35 years,” said CEO Holden. “We are thrilled to be staying in Howell.”

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