Purple Shovel Announces Partnership With Inter Ordinance Inc.

Purple Shovel becomes exclusive government supplier of American-made AK-47’s

PALM BAY, Fla., March 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Purple Shovel, LLC, a Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) today announced an exclusive agreement with Inter Ordnance Inc. to provide its American-made AK-47s to government buyers.

“Our partnership aligns with a growing need among Special Operations Forces for non-standard weapons,” said Purple Shovel CEO Benjamin Worrell. “These weapons are preferred by our allies for their relatively low cost and simplicity of operation. Purple Shovel stands ready to fulfill this need with high-quality, American-made AKs.”

Inter Ordinance Inc., the only American manufacturer of the AK-47, also confirmed strong foreign government interest in their product. “There is massive demand for American-made products in the Arabian world,” said CEO Ulrich Wiegand. “They recognize the quality of our rifles and were blown away that we manufacture AK’s here in the US.”

With help from Purple Shovel, Inter Ordinance plans to double its current capacity of roughly 2,500 AKs per month to accommodate increased demand from government clients. The company is proving a boon to the local economy, capturing the attention of the Florida Space Coast Economic Development Commission, which invested in Inter Ordinance last year.


Purple Shovel, LLC is a certified Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) founded in 2010 to provide value-added solutions to an array of domestic and international challenges.  Purple Shovel works around the globe to deliver the right solutions with your best interests in mind.  Purple Shovel professionals with decades of field experience implement innovative and mindful programs to meet and exceed client needs.  Purple Shovel specializes in exceptional international logistics, bridging commercial-military relations, supporting worldwide stability operations, strategic procurement, supply chain optimization, community and commercial economic growth, and ensuring humanitarian assistance.


Inter Ordinance Inc. is the premier manufacturer of American-made AKs and ARs. For over 20 years, Inter Ordinance has served customers the world over from Florida’s Space Coast. Almost every member of Inter Ordinance’s manufacturing crew is a Veteran or member of the National Guard. Every Inter Ordinance firearm is manufactured by hand and test fired before it is shipped. All of the company’s AKs are backed by a limited lifetime warranty.

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