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ProtectED Solutions was finally incorporated in Georgia in as a service-disabled, veteran-owned small business. As a big batch of shelving systems were shipped to the first ProtectED school, the team assembled for an inaugural day of installation and training. Our commitment to saving lives didn’t stop with teachers and students… we’re now protecting religious centers,…

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Meticulous testing and iteration had yeilded a final product design, and Pete and Tim were working to source high-quality, U.S. based manufacturing for their shelving system. With a market-ready product, ProtectED was poised to grow! Pete and Tim recruited Jake Ahle and Tom Ankenbauer, former U.S. Army Infantry Captains and Rangers from the Asymmetric Warfare…

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2014 – 2018

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Upon the completion of his assignment overseas,  Pete teamed up with childhood friend, Tim Cahalin, whose custom design architecture firm provided resources for development and manufacturing. Together, they commenced work on creating bullet-resistant classroom security products to prevent and mitigate school shootings. To avoid the appearance of militarizing a classroom, Pete and Tim developed simple…

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December 14, 2012

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Pete heard news of the Sandy Hook massacre while serving on an exchange program with one of Great Britain’s Elite Special Operation Units. A growing family and 5 more deployments to the middle east had kept Pete from focusing on his idea for the ProtectED solution. Now, as a husband of a teacher and father…

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April 16, 2007


While serving in the U.S. Army’s elite 75th Ranger Regiment,  Master Sergeant (Ret.) Pete Facchini was notified of an ongoing massacre at Virginia Tech. He learned many victims had been trapped in dorms and classrooms with no way to safely barricade themselves. An expert Special Ops breacher, Pete knew he could develop a product that…

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