Dunbar Armored gets paid to take the money and run -- to the bank. The company provides armored transportation to banks, retailers, and gaming businesses via some 80 branch locations in the US. It also offers armored air transport, ATM and bank vault services, cash handling, and other security services. Other Dunbar operating companies include: Dunbar Security Systems (electronic alarm/monitoring), Dunbar Security Products (security containers and related products), Dunbar Cash Vault Services (money rooms), Dunbar Global Logistics (transportation services), and Dunbar Guard Services (trained/uniformed security guards). The company, which is owned by the Dunbar family, is led by CEO and president Kevin Dunbar.
Dunbar Armored's roster of clients includes a variety of federal government entities. Among them, the company has won contracts from the US Department of Homeland Security's Customs and Border Protection division, and the US Department of State and US Department of Veterans Affairs for armored car services.
Nonetheless, Dunbar is recovering from the recession's hangover. The company has responded with a series of initiatives to improve efficiency, including installing electronic tracking devices on its some 1,500 red trucks that transport money, and trimming other labor-related costs.
The Dunbar family entered the armored car business in 1923. George Dunbar co-founded Mercer & Dunbar, New England's first armored car company, in Hartford, Connecticut.