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Posted on: July 17, 2019

High Threat Concealment Graduates VALET Program

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High Threat Concealment (HTC) has graduated from the Virginia Leaders in Export Trade (VALET) program. This program, created by the Virginia Economic Development Partnership (VEDP), assists Virginia exporters that have firmly established their domestic operations and are committed to international exporting as a growth strategy. The VALET program takes two years to complete.

HTC is veteran-owned by Kristen Osiecki and uses the latest technology in precision manufacturing processes and vacuum forming to over 3,800 combinations of firearms holsters for armed professionals and shooting sports enthusiasts. HTC is located in 9,500 square feet of space that includes a showroom, warehouse and manufacturing areas at 309 McLaws Circle, Suite K in the Busch Corporate Center. The company was founded in 2011 and moved to James City County in 2018.

“The VALET program is proof that small business does not have to start and stop in one place. The nature of our business and products revolves around protection, preservation and giving those in need the tools to save lives. This program has afforded us the opportunity to supply key law enforcement and military agencies from allies across the globe,” said Scott Lambin, chief operating officer of HTC.

VALET is an award-winning program that offers a powerful combination of capital resources provided by the Commonwealth of Virginia and professional services from expert, private sector partners.  Program benefits include executive training, international sales plan development, educational events and customized research. The VALET program generates an average increase in international sales of 54% for participating companies. Only 25 companies per year are accepted into the VALET program, but there have been more than 200 graduates since the program began.
For more information, please visit the High Threat Concealment website or Facebook page.

For more information on the VALET Program, visit the VEDP website.

The original press release may be viewed online.

Media Contact:
Kathryn Sipes, Assistant Director of Economic Development
757-253-6607; kate.sipes@jamescitycountyva.gov

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