Body Armor Maker Ceradyne Sells Irvine Facility to BLT
Costa Mesa-based Ceradyne Inc., a maker of ceramic-based body armor and other products for the defense, industrial and commercial markets that was once among Orange County’s largest public companies, has sold what’s said to be the only property it owned in the area, about seven months after an ownership change for the business.
The company recently sold its Irvine industrial manufacturing plant at 17466 Daimler St. for $8.9 million.
The body armor manufacturer has occupied the 40,000-square-foot property since 2002.
BLT Enterprises of Santa Monica is the new owner, paying $222.50 per square foot for the building not far from the headquarters of OC’s largest public company, Edwards Lifesciences Corp.