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December 7, 2009

MIL-TOUGH ICB BLAST/BALLISTIC panels provide asset protection and blast mitigation

Posted by Ebtech Industrial on September 27th, 2011

PITTSBURGH, Sep. 27, 2011 – PPG Industries’ (NYSE: PPG) fiber glass business has announced the extension of its partnership with Ebtech Industrial, a global supplier of modular building solutions, by offering MIL-TOUGH(R)  ICB(Inorganic Composite Binder) blast/ballistic panels, an innovative, lightweight and cost-effective alternative to steel reinforced concrete for asset protection and blast mitigation.

In partnership with PPG the Industrial Hardening and Protective Systems division of Ebtech Industrial  (Ebtech) is bringing a complete integrated building solution to the marketplace, addressing the market demands for asset protection that extends beyond government and military needs.

“Our proven experience in delivering innovative, industry-leading modular building solutions for the toughest structural challenges makes us a leader in building protection solutions,” said Mario Kyd, President of Ebtech. “Partnering with PPG allows us to be at the forefront – on a global scale – with this total integrated solution for asset protection and blast mitigation.”

Mil-Tough ICB panel products – part of PPG’s portfolio of solutions for blast and ballisticsapplications were successfully marketed and commercialized with Ebtech in 2010. The blast/ballistic panels, which integrate unique ceramic concrete technology and composite construction techniques, were developed through PPG’s government solutions cross-business sales initiative.

“When compared to other available technologies, these panels offer an innovative, lightweight and cost-effective building solution for the challenging asset protection marketplace,” according to Kevin Richardson, PPG market development manager for fiber glass. “We foresee a number of military, government, and commercial physical protection applications where these panels provide a unique value proposition for blast mitigation.”

Mil-Tough ICB panels from PPG are custom fabricated from a precast platform at PPG’s fiber glass manufacturing facility in Shelby, NC, USA.  Based on customer requirements, Ebtech Industrial’s manufacturing facility in Connellsville, PA, USA designs, manufactures and installs structures, incorporating Mil-Tough ICB panels. Those structures will provide a protection level specified by the customer and signed off by Ebtech’s blast engineers for permanent, modular or liftable buildings, freestanding perimeter wall and barrier systems or containers. Mil-Tough ICB building panel solutions are suitable for government, military and oil and gas market applications worldwide.

PPG Fiber Glass is a global manufacturer of reinforcement materials for thermoset and thermoplastic composite applications with manufacturing and research facilities in the United States, Europe and Asia. It serves the transportation, energy, infrastructure and consumer markets, as well as electronic circuit board and specialty yarn markets. For more information, visit

About Ebtech Industrial

Ebtech Industrial Building Solutions is a global supplier of modular building systems, pre-engineered structures and hardened protective technologies. Based in Connellsville, PA, its products are not only manufactured and assembled in the United States and market proven – they are also backed by a 10-year limited warranty. Ebtech’s wall systems offer unique, complementary advantages for many specialized building and materials needs. For more information, visit

PPG: Bringing innovation to the surface.™

PPG Industries’ vision is to continue to be the world’s leading coatings and specialty products company. Through leadership in innovation, sustainability and color, PPG helps customers in industrial, transportation, consumer products, and construction markets and aftermarkets to enhance more surfaces in more ways than does any other company. Founded in 1883, PPG has global headquarters in Pittsburgh and operates in more than 60 countries around the world. Sales in 2010 were $13.4 billion. PPG shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol: PPG). For more information, visit

Bringing innovation to the surface is a trademark and Mil-Tough is a trademark of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.


Mario Kyd
Managing Partner
Ebtech Industrial
(516) 385-9844




December 7, 2009

EBTECH INDUSTRIAL announces agreement with PPG for modular ballistic and blast protection panel systems

Partnership creates ‘ideal solution’ for global modular building protection

CONNELLSVILLE, PA, Dec. 7, 2009 – Ebtech Industrial has entered into an agreement with PPG Industries’ (NYSE:PPG) fiber glass business under which PPG will manufacture Mil-Tough inorganic composite binder (ICB) blast and ballistics panels that Ebtech Industrial will market and sell to customers for building and asset protection.

A global supplier of modular protective systems, Ebtech Industrial designs, manufactures and installs rapid-deployment, customizable systems that offer multiple levels of blast and ballistics protection for new, temporary and existing structures. The company has created multi-story installations for U.S. troops serving overseas.

PPG’s portfolio of solutions for blast and ballistics applications recently expanded with the introduction of Mil-Tough ICB panels. These precast, fiber glass-reinforced panels offer strong blast and ballistics resistance in thinner, lighter forms than possible with traditional steel-reinforced concrete systems, according to Kevin Richardson, market development manager, PPG Fiber Glass. “In addition to protecting reliably in testing against various National Institute of Justice ballistics and Government Services Administration blast threat levels, the technology also offers excellent resistance to high temperatures and fire,” he said. The ICB panel technology may also be enhanced to incorporate PPG’s  Mil-Tough™ SM “Spall Master” polyurea coating, which adds protection against ballistic fragmentation to the blast resistant wall.

Ebtech Industrial President Mario Kyd said, "By combining PPG's new panel technology with Ebtech Industrial’s expertise in creating customizable, rapid-deployment modular systems, we can offer customers an ideal solution for protection where and when it’s most needed in areas of conflict around the globe. Additionally, we can help customers to contain costs by providing an advanced blast- and ballistics-mitigation system that is reconfigurable to support multiple missions.”

About PPG

Pittsburgh-based PPG is a global supplier of paints, coatings, optical products, specialty materials, chemicals, glass and fiber glass. The company has more than 140 manufacturing facilities and equity affiliates and operates in more than 60 countries. Sales in 2008 were $15.8 billion. PPG shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol: PPG). For more information, visit

About Ebtech Industrial

Connellsville, Pa.-based Ebtech Industrial is a global supplier of modular building systems, fabricated structures and pre-engineered buildings. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Unlimited Horizons, Inc. For more information, visit

Mil-Tough is a trademark of PPG Industries.




January 4, 2008

Unlimited Horizons acquires Ebtech Industrial Offices

Woodbury, NY -- Unlimited Horizons, Inc., announced today that it has purchased the assets of Ebtech Industrial Offices out of St. Louis, MO, and has relocated the business to Connellsville, PA. A new Delaware corporation, UH Structures, Inc. dba Ebtech Industrial, was created as part of the Nov. 16, 2007 purchase.

 “We are excited about our acquisition of Ebtech”, said Mario Kyd, president and managing partner at Unlimited Horizons. “We see great opportunities in the modular in-plant office building industry. The products of Ebtech and its consistent quality address its customers’ needs for timely solutions to their changing requirements.”

Ebtech is recognized as a successful company in its segment and has provided innovative designs and products. Its customer base includes many Fortune 500 companies.

 “It’s a great business and a strong market to relocate to,” said Donald Travis, managing partner at Unlimited Horizons. “Ebtech has been a leader in modular in-plant offices, pre-assembled buildings, tanning walls, clean rooms and mezzanines for more than 10 years, and this transaction will only strengthen its position.”

Unlimited Horizons, Inc. will continue to seek add-on acquisitions and investment opportunities in the modular in-plant office space.

About Ebtech Industrial Offices

Ebtech Industrial Offices manufactures systems that are fast and easy to install, and are the most economical way to provide high quality space to meet a variety of needs.  Ebtech systems come complete with walls, doors, windows, ceilings, roof deckings, electrical, and HVAC.  The systems can be moved, reconfigured or added onto with very little additional cost compared to conventional construction.

For more information, visit our website at

About Unlimited Horizons

Unlimited Horizons (UH), Inc. is an equity investment firm founded by senior executives with extensive domestic and international experience. UH invests in small and mid-sized companies and non-core divestitures that are not achieving their full potential, utilizing management buyouts, acquisitions and restructurings.




July 1, 2006


Unlimited Horizons’ President and Managing Partner Mario Kyd has been elected Chairman and President of IERG

Mario Kyd, President and Managing Partner of Unlimited Horizons, has been elected Chairman and President of the International Executive Resources Group, Inc.

IERG is a relationship-building organization of more than 400 experienced executives from around the world whose careers have been enriched and honed in the global arena.


The men and women of IERG have gained seniority in diverse functions and disciplines and in organizations that range from Fortune 50 corporations to specialized professional partnerships. They meet, both in person and over the Internet, to share their knowledge, best practices and to support and advance each others' careers and interests.


IERG members include CEOs, CFOs, Presidents, Managing Directors and others with major responsibilities. Their common denominator is significant experience on both the domestic and global marketplaces --North America, Europe, Asia, Latin America, Middle East, Oceania and Africa-- to conquer the challenges and seize the opportunities that are intrinsic to commerce and finance in the 21st century.


Further information can be found on




June 19, 2006

Unlimited Horizons’ Managing Director M. Tatum (Tate) Pursell is returning to the UH New York office in July


M. Tatum (Tate) Pursell, Managing Director of Unlimited Horizons, is returning to the UH New York office in July. Mr. Pursell will assume responsibility for a number of Unlimited Horizons’ on-going projects.




April 22, 2006


Marc E. Kalton Joins Unlimited Horizons, Inc. as an Executive Affiliate Focusing on Asia and India


Marc Kalton joins Unlimited Horizons, Inc. as an Executive Affiliate and will focus his efforts on deal concept development and deal flow in Asia and India. He is an expert in implementing business strategies and transactions. His background includes outsourcing, restructuring of operations, consulting as well as developing market penetration strategies for US based manufacturing, consumer goods and retail companies in China, ASEAN and Korea.


Before joining Unlimited Horizons, Mr. Kalton was Market Director Asia-Pacific for Arthur D. Little, where he was involved in M&A, strategic planning, supply chain and organizational management engagements. As a partner at Chem Systems, he had both Asian and Latin American responsibilities.


Mr. Kalton has both a Bachelors degree in Mechanical/Industrial Engineering and a Bachelors degree in International Affairs from City College of New York. He has a Masters degree in International Business from New York University.


Unlimited Horizons welcomes Marc!




December 14, 2005


Gary Hessenauer Joins Unlimited Horizons, Inc. as an Executive Affiliate Focusing on Outsourcing and Service Businesses

Gary Hessenauer joins Unlimited Horizons, Inc. as an Executive Affiliate and will focus his efforts on deal development in outsourcing and solution based businesses that include service and product-platform-based service businesses. He brings 23 years of diverse industry experience with expertise ranging from general management of billion dollar operations to CEO of early stage and small-cap businesses. The breadth of his in-depth industry sector involvement includes outsourcing Energy, Business, Industrial, and Technology Services.

Before joining Unlimited Horizons, Inc., he has commercialized four energy services & technology businesses that ranged in size from $20M to $650M and led the successful turn-around of a small cap industrial service company. As CEO of a venture-capital enterprise funded by Royal Dutch/Shell he completed the turn around of its business and as an exit strategy facilitated its successful acquisition.

In his general management role at the General Electric Company he led the integration of various business operations of $300M average size from manufacturing, technical, and service industries.  Under his leadership the businesses accelerated growth and produced $2B additional revenue, realized productivity enhancements, and twenty percent gains in earnings.

Currently Gary Hessenauer serves as a member of the board of directors of a publicly traded energy company where he chairs the Strategic Opportunities Committee and sits on the Compensation and Audit committees.

Unlimited Horizons welcomes Gary!




November 15, 2005


Unlimited Horizons' Managing Partner Mario Kyd Addresses Premium Brand Group


Mario Kyd, a managing partner of Unlimited Horizons, Inc. spoke about the changes occurring in the private equity industry at the Premium Brand Group meeting in New York, NY. He specifically addressed the need for concept developments, dealing with changes and opportunities in the consumer goods markets.


About Premium Brand Group: PBG is a New York based network of senior marketing executives founded in 2002 by Mary Kay Rafferty, Principal of Gramercy Partners. Gramercy Partners is a marketing firm focused on generating profitable growth in affluent markets for premium consumer brands.






November 1, 2005


Flávio S. Guacelli Joins Unlimited Horizons, Inc. as an Executive Affiliate Focusing on Consumer Goods


Flávio Guacelli joins Unlimited Horizons, Inc. as an Executive Affiliate and will focus his efforts on deal concept development in the consumer goods markets. He has over 20 years of experience as senior operating executive in consumer goods. Flávio has a broad cross-functional know-how spanning general management, product and business development, sales and marketing, operational restructuring, global sourcing, corporate finance and acquisition integration.


His international background includes living in France, Brazil and the U.S. as well as conducting business in over 30 other countries. He has recently served as VP Planning and Development for Singer Worldwide, a portfolio company of Kohlberg & Company.


Prior to that, Flávio was Sr. Vice President Operations and CFO for Groupe Seb (owner of Krups, Rowenta, T-fal, Moulinex and All- Clad). He was instrumental in the growth of the North American business from $250 million to $450 million over 3 years.


He speaks English, Portuguese, French and Spanish. He has earned a B.S. degree from University of Delaware, an Executive MBA from FGV in São Paulo, Brazil and attended an Advanced Management Program at INSEAD, France.


Unlimited Horizons welcomes Flávio!





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