A designer and manufacturer of martial arts and police training equipment. The company was responsible for introducing the designs of modern foam martial arts equipment to the market in the 1980s.

Key Aspects
· Over 35 years of product design expertise
· Known for product quality and safety
· Unique materials reduce g-force impact
· Approximately $2M in inventory
· Major product breakdown: 65% martial arts/26% police
· In-house printing abilities to brand products
· Strong profit margin on its products
· Trusted customer relationships
· 10% of sales are exports

· Continue to invest in a wider range of products and expand current martial arts lines
· Expand fulfillment operations on the west coast to better serve regional customers
· Continue to broaden customer base of schools
· Option to introduce local screen printing

Real Estate
· The company operates from company-owned 90,000 sq. ft. facility with about 70,000 sq. ft. dedicated to warehousing and distribution.

Shareholder/ Owner Objectives
· The CEO/Trustee and President/CFO/Trustee of the ESOP believe it is in the best interest of the employees to explore the options of sale to strengthen the company and enhance shareholder value under new ownership. The CEO/Trustee of the company has decreased his involvement in the daily operations of the company over the last few
years and functions as a strategic leader in the business. The President/CFO/Trustee handles the operational and accounting responsibilities and is available to remain in that position with the new ownership or transition out over a year or two to ensure a smooth transfer of knowledge.

Posted Sep 16, 2016

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