Ibiley Manufacturing Corp., Miami, Fla., receives option order from Hawk Protection to continue producing Protective Over-Garments. Hawk was awarded an option contract for Protective Over-Garments (POG), and Ibiley is the exclusive supplier of soft armor inserts for the contract. Work will be performed in Hialeah, FL. The contracting activity is PEO Soldier, Aberdeen Proving Grounds, MD (W91CRB-11-C-0174).
Ibiley Manufacturing Corp., Miami, Fla., is being awarded an estimated maximum value $48,629,750 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for Customs and Border Protection Personal Body Armor and associated accessories. Work will be performed in Hialeah, FL and Sunrise, FL. This contract is awarded as result of a competitive small business set-aside. Proposals were solicited via FedBizOpps. The Department of Homeland Security, US Customs and Border Protection, Indianapolis, IN, is the contracting activity (HSBP1012D00005).
Ibiley Manufacturing Corp., Miami, Fla., receives Purchase Orders valued at over $6,500,000 from Hawk Protection, Inc. Hawk was awarded two separate contracts for Protective Over-Garments (POG), and Ibiley is the exclusive supplier of soft armor inserts for both contracts. Work will be performed in Hialeah, FL. These contracts were awarded as a result of an Urgent Needs Statement. The Marine Corps Systems Command, Quantico, Va., is one contracting activity (M67854-11-C-3052), and the other contracting activity is PEO Soldier, Aberdeen Proving Grounds, MD (W91CRB-11-C-0174).
Ibiley Manufacturing Corp., Miami, Fla., is invited to participate in a round-table discussion with Florida Governor Rick Scott about job creation and improving local economies. Gov. Scott took questions and comments from several local business leaders and elected officials over dinner at a Hialeah restaurant.
Ibiley Manufacturing Corp., Miami, Fla., is featured in a local news segment about products that are "Made in South Florida" which is helping to create jobs in a community that is struggling with high unemployment.
A local Spanish-language news segment also features Ibiley in a similar story:
March 8, 2011
Ibiley Manufacturing Corp., Miami, Fla., is awarded an additional $5,308,450 firm-fixed-price option for USMC Chest Rigs and associated spare and repair parts. This is the second delivery order issued against this multi-year contract, which includes the first and second options. Work will be performed in Miami, FL and Hialeah, FL. This contract was originally awarded as result of a competitive Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone) small business set-aside. The Marine Corps Systems Command, Quantico, Va., is the contracting activity (M67854-10-D-3021).
Ibiley Manufacturing Corp. proudly commences production on its two major US Marine Corps contracts at its Hialeah, FL facility. To celebrate this momentous occasion, and to acknowledge the creation of more than 100 new jobs, Florida State Representative Eddy Gonzalez and Hialeah Mayor Julio Robaina, among other dignitaries, attended a ribbon cutting ceremony at the newly expanded Hialeah production facility. For local news coverage of the event, please visit the following link:
Ibiley Manufacturing Corp., Miami, Fla., is being awarded an estimated maximum value $25,217,133 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for USMC Chest Rigs and associated spare and repair parts. An initial delivery order in the amount of $5,224,629 will be issued. Work will be performed in Miami, FL and Hialeah, FL. This contract is awarded as result of a competitive Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone) small business set-aside. Proposals were solicited via FedBizOpps, with 7 offers received from seven different HUBZone Certified Small Businesses. The Marine Corps Systems Command, Quantico, Va., is the contracting activity (M67854-10-D-3021).
Ibiley Manufacturing Corporation enters into a Joint Venture agreement with fashion designer Yoly Muñoz to design and produce Colección Balística. Ms. Muñoz brings with her over 35 years of luxurious couture designs for exclusive clientele. This high fashion experience combined with Ibiley’s ballistics capabilities has spawned a commercial venture targeting dignitaries, VIPs, political leaders, and high-powered executives for the ultimate in fashionable ballistic protection.
As a result of a sub-contract agreement with Protective Products Enterprises, Ibiley Manufacturing Corporation receives First Article Testing approval to produce 60,000 IOTV Yoke/Collar Assemblies under US Army contract W91CRB-10-D-0010. Work will be performed in Ibiley’s Hialeah facility, and work is expected to be completed by January 2011.
As part of a teaming agreement with ForceOne LLC, Ibiley receives confirmation of its first two models being added to the NIJ 0101.06 Compliant Products List for soft body armor. Model ASL2 (Level II) and model XPLA-3A-11 (Level IIIA) are both to be manufactured by ForceOne LLC in accordance with NIJ Standard 0101.06, but with Ibiley Manufacturing Corporation private label. With multiple products on the NIJ compliant products list, Ibiley can now commercialize its own line of body armor to the law enforcement and private security communities.
Ibiley Manufacturing Corporation submits its Justice soft armor ballistic package to the United States Army Aberdeen Test Center for full ballistic First Article Testing and successfully passes the ballistic performance requirements under contract M67854-09-D-3003 for Body Armor, Multiple Threat Plate Carrier.
In response to its recent award of a multi-year IDIQ contract with the USMC to supply Body Armor, Multiple Threat Plate Carriers, Ibiley Manufacturing Corporation has completed the expansion of its Hialeah facility to include an additional 20,000+ square feet of production space. The additional space will be used primarily for raw materials storage, cutting operations, final assembly and packing, and executive offices. The space is climate controlled and secured with video surveillance and lockable inventory enclosures.
Ibiley Manufacturing Corporation has been independently assessed by NSF-ISR and found to be in conformance to the standard ISO 9001:2008 for the manufacture of body armor and protective apparel. Ibiley’s Quality Management System is officially registered under Industrial Classification IAF-QMS 04 and SIC 23, certificate number C0049586-IS1.
Ibiley Manufacturing Corp., Miami, Fla., is being awarded an estimated maximum value $88,283,201 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for plate carriers and associated spare and repair parts. An initial delivery order in the amount of $18,769,817 will be issued. Work will be performed in Flagler, Fla., (40 percent); Hialeah, Fla., (30 percent); and Sunrise, Fla.,(30 percent), and work is expected to be completed September 2014. Contract funds will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract is awarded as result of a competitive Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone) small business set-aside. Proposals were solicited via FedBizOpps, with 14 offers (one for the PC and one for the IMTV) were received from seven different HUBZone Certified Small Businesses. The Marine Corps Systems Command, Quantico, Va., is the contracting activity (M67854-09-D-3003). - Posted on http://www.defense.gov/Contracts/Contract.aspx?ContractID=4128
The U.S. Small Business Administration officially recognizes and certifies Ibiley Manufacturing Corporation as a HUBZone Small Business Concern. Ibley is now officially eligible to receive HUBZone contracting opportunities and will be included in the listing of qualified HUBZone small business concerns found on the internet at http://www.sba.gov/hubzone.
Ibiley Manufacturing Corporation announces the hiring of Alex F. Cejas, former Chief Operating Officer of Protective Products International. Mr. Cejas brings with him nearly 15 years of body armor manufacturing, design, and development experience. He is a valuable addition to the Ibiley team allowing the company to develop and expand its ballistic manufacturing capabilities. Mr. Cejas graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology with a Bachelors of Industrial Engineering degree in 1990. Upon graduation, he was employed as Operations Engineer and then as Production Manager for The Protective Group for nearly 4 years. Mr. Cejas left to pursue a progressive opportunity as Operations Engineer for Leadtec Systems, an apparel manufacturing control software provider. After several years as an Operations Engineer, Mr. Cejas was promoted to Director of Sales for Latin America. Alex joined Protective Products International in 2000. At PPI, he served as Director of International Sales, Operations Manager, Vice President of Operations, Director of Corporate Research & Development, and most recently Chief Operating Officer. With his diverse experience in several aspects of manufacturing, including apparel manufacturing operations, body armor design and engineering, systems integration, and vendor relationships, Mr. Cejas was an ideal fit for Ibiley.
Ibiley Manufacturing Corporation expands its operations by acquiring an additional 10,000 square feet of manufacturing space in Hialeah, FL. “Due to recent increases in the amount of sub-contracting working we are doing for several larger armor manufacturers, we decided it would be in the company’s best interest to expand our capacity,” said Ibiley President, Efrain Valdes, Jr. “Hialeah has always been a prime location for the cut and sew industry, so when the opportunity presented itself, it seemed an ideal fit for Ibiley to expand in an area where skilled labor is easy to find.” The space came outfitted with over 100 machines that will be instrumental in expanding Ibiley’s production capacity. Furthermore, there is an additional 40,000 square feet in adjoining buildings that allow for future expansion, if necessary.