November GA showcases Katy area veteran-owned business

November GA showcases Katy area veteran-owned business Main Photo

21 Nov 2018

Members Choice Credit Union corporate headquarters played host to the November Katy Area Economic Development Council meeting.  Members and guests gathered for the monthly meeting which featured a presentation by Katy area company Veterans Manufacturing.

Michael Hlozek (pictured above), co-founder of Veterans Manufacturing, headlined the meeting by sharing information about the growing company which he helped start.  The organization, which is veteran-owned and located on Katy Hockley Road, specializes in manufacturing high-quality ultralight body armor, vehicle shields, bomb blankets, blast mitigation systems, ballistic pfd’s, ballistic clipboards, luggage and other ballistic systems.  Notably, the organization is now manufacturing U.S. Coast Guard approved and NIJ compliant ballistic personal flotation devices.  The company is undergoing an expansion to meet the growing demand for its unique products, and as a veteran-owned company, Veterans Manufacturing prides itself on hiring vets according to Hlozek.  Currently, the company employs 16 people with 20 additional jobs expected to be added as a result of the expansion.  You can learn more about the company at

“Honoring veterans is extremely important and with it being so close to Veterans Day, we were thrilled to showcase a growing veteran-owned company in the Katy area,” said Katy Area EDC President/CEO Lance LaCour.  “I look forward to seeing the organization continue to grow in our community and Katy Area EDC will be ready to assist the growth in any way possible.”

New members were introduced at the meeting including D.L. Meacham Construction, Mercantil Bank and Arthur J. Gallagher at the Associate membership level.  Associate members Clay Development and Construction, Icon Bank, Long Star College, Regions Bank and Ricewood MUD were recognized for membership renewals.

Members Choice Credit Union, which hosted the event, recently completed construction of its headquarters building in the central portion of the Katy area off Katy Freeway.  Members Choice is a full-service financial institution which has been serving the local community for over 77 years.  You can learn more about Members Choice and its product offerings at

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