Desmark looks to lead in protective-textiles market with new riot suit

Updated at 12:07 p.m.

PROTECTIVE GEAR: John Caito III, Desmark Industries CEO, and Layne Mayer, Desmark consultant, on the production floor with the company’s first-generation riot suit.
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO
PROTECTIVE GEAR: John Caito III, Desmark Industries CEO, and Layne Mayer, Desmark consultant, on the production floor with the company’s first-generation riot suit.
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO
All forms of activism – from riots to demonstrations, rallies and protests – have colored the 18-plus months since President Donald Trump’s administration took office in January 2017. Some of these public gatherings have been overseen by security forces in body armor and one Rhode Island company is looking to carve out a niche in…

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