LION Group, Inc.
LION is an innovative technology company devoted to utilizing smart technology to develop life-saving products. Our mission is to apply cutting-edge technology to improve the life-safety conditions of the global workforce. Our goal is to grow consistently, utilizing profits from existing products to support and advance current solutions while drawing from experience and research to develop a suite of revolutionary safety products. LION is big enough to deliver on the largest contracts but small enough to care that every emergency responder and firefighter that uses our equipment gets the features they need to be safe and successful on every call. LION is the largest provider of training equipment and facilities for first responders, having built the last three largest first responder training facilities in the world. We also have a dedicated in house research and development team to understand the best solutions you need. We are Ready For Action. Before. During. And after.
DOING WHAT WE PROMISE
We seek to do business with stakeholders who share our commitment to honesty, transparency, candor and fun, as well as to action consistent with our core values — like us, they strive to win with integrity.
LEARNING FROM EVERYTHING AND EVERYONE
We value curiosity and strong personal initiative in the pursuit of understanding our customers’ needs and exceeding them. We harness diverse points of view and even conflict as useful sources of learning, innovation and continuous improvement.
COLLABORATING TO DELIVER SOLUTIONS
We use teamwork and a commitment to do whatever it takes to deliver solutions. Lasting internal and external partnerships based on trust, mutual respect and collaboration are at the heart of LION’s success.
NOTHING SHORT OF EXCELLENCE
We understand that exceeding our customers’ expectations demands leadership, diligent planning, skillful organizing, rapid decision making, training and having the right tools. This is how we consistently and reliably achieve flawless execution.
FOSTERING CUSTOMER INTIMACY
Delivering this starts with having strong personal networks and with personal experience “walking in the shoes of the customer.
BEING GOOD CORPORATE CITIZENS
We extend our sense of leadership to the global communities in which we live and work. We are privileged to give back to those who give so much to us.
LION makes the gear emergency service providers, civilian responders and militaries need to stay safe in the line of duty. We got our start at the end of the 19th century as a dry goods store in Dayton, Ohio. By 1941, we had received a commendation from Army Air Force Commanding General “Hap” Arnold, saluting the company for “outstanding services rendered to your government” after supplying the Army Air Force with electrically heated flying suits during World War II. Over the next two decades, we opened regional warehouses and had started operating in the firefighter station uniform market.
In 1970, we moved into the firefighter turnout business – and we have never looked back. We actually coined the term “StationWear” and were the first company to develop digital training technology for the firefighting market. Today, we continue to deliver innovative, patented technology to the fire service market. We have a dedicated research and development staff that works with fire departments to generate (and evaluate) new product ideas. Real end users collaborate with us on wear trials and focus groups so we can deliver solutions that work for actual first responders like you.
We provide turnout gear to seven of the 10 largest fire departments in the U.S., and 25 of the top 50. We are also the largest supplier of chem-bio protective garments for the U.S. Military and National Guard civil support teams.
- CAPABLE : And we know how to go big. LION manages more than $2.5 billion dollars of U.S. Marine Corps personal equipment inventory with a 99% accuracy rate. We ship over 1,000 clothing and personal equipment orders every day to Army locations around the country with 99% fulfillment rate.
- FOCUSED : But don’t think we are old-fashioned. LION is on the cutting edge of our industry. We have a patent on the use of Digital LCD displays to create realistic fire training environments – and we designed, built and equipped the world’s largest fire training facility in Shanghai, China. Plus, we work with research and development teams to create and produce products that meet your needs – safely, cleanly and efficiently.
- COMMITTED : LION is still family owned and managed. With stable family ownership, we take the long-term approach to investment in the best people, new technology and systems.