Hardwire, LLC was founded in 2000 by George Tunis and is located in Pocomoke City, Maryland.
“Hardwire” (the product) was originally used for seismic retrofit of buildings and infrastructure reinforcement applications, and this is still the case today. However, September 11, 2001 changed Tunis’ focus and the Hardwire team began to work on armor protection for ground vehicles, aircraft, boats, and personnel.
Today, Hardwire is known for solving some of our country’s most challenging military and defense problems. For over ten years, the Hardwire team has developed, tested, and fielded armor to protect against a variety of threats, ranging from small arms to improvised explosive devices (IEDs) to underbody blast. These efforts provided life-saving protection for our brave men and women. From 2008 – 2011, Hardwire produced over 5,000 Explosively Formed Projectile armor kits for U.S. Mine Resistant Ambushed Protected (MRAP) vehicles.
Hardwire also maintains product lines for critical infrastructure and homeland security protection. Hardwire has supplied E-glass panels to the Defense Logistics Agency, equaling over 100 acres of protection in Iraq. Additionally, Hardwire has designed, produced, and installed armor on a total of eleven bridges throughout the northeast United States, as well as buildings and utilities in major cities across the country.
Hardwire manufactures bulletproof shields, clipboards, whiteboards, and backpack inserts which are being used to protect police forces, SWAT teams, and most recently, schools across the country.
Hardwire’s armor manufacturing facilities span over 100,000 square feet and enable the Hardwire team to support large, expedient armor manufacturing programs. The capacity is anchored by two custom, state-of-art laminating presses. Using these facilities, Hardwire has become the largest producer of Dyneema armor in the world.