Rosco, Inc. Announces Multi-Million Dollar Contract Awarded By U.S. Federal Government For MRAP-ATV Military Vehicle Mirror Systems
June 23, 2014 – Queens, NY – Rosco, Inc., a respected name in the automotive vision safety industry, announces the award of a multi-million dollar, multi-year contract from the Federal Government’s Defense Logistics Agency (DLA). The new contract covers the manufacturing of mirror systems for the MRAP-ATV (MATV) military vehicle. The award, as issued through Defense Distribution Depot Columbus (DSCC), is crucial to the proper operation, safety and maintenance of many thousands of existing MATV vehicles operated by the U.S. armed forces. The new MATV mirror system features a specialized version of Rosco’s patented High Definition® (HD) mirror for front bumper and corner viewing of threats and targets around the MRAP vehicle. “This unique HD mirror is important to the driving soldier for maneuvering the vehicle safely, but is even more important to the entire crew of the vehicle to ensure that threats can’t approach or lurk in the vehicle’s blind spots” says Peter Plate, Director of Sales & Marketing for Rosco. Ben Englander, Rosco’s Vice President of Engineering states that “The High Definition mirror modified for the military market, has proven to be a superior use of commercially developed mirror lens technology that yields defined, clear, and amplified images for the safety of the U.S. soldier.” Englander says further, “This contract is critical for Rosco as a federally classified Small Business operating in an economic development zone in Jamaica, Queens, NY. This will enable Rosco to hire additional skilled employees and further grow our company and community.”
About Rosco, Inc. Rosco, Inc. is North America's largest bus mirror manufacturer, and a vision safety leader in backup camera systems, automotive windshield based camera recording, rearview interior/exterior mirrors and sun visors in numerous bus, truck, specialty, recreational and military vehicle markets. Founded in Manhattan, New York in 1907 as a safety product manufacturer for the automotive and aeronautical markets, Rosco moved to its current location in Queens, New York in 1964. Over 100 years later, the company is the largest supplier of mirror and camera systems to the North American bus, truck, military, and insurance markets, selling to all major OEMs and parts distributors including Navistar/IC Corp., Freightliner/Thomas Built, Blue Bird, AM General and insurance companies like National Interstate and Lancer.
Rosco's modified High Definition mirror on the MATV military vehicle