Moloney Coachbuilders - Scaletta-Moloney Armoring - 1970s-present - Dublin, Bensenville, Illinois - Farmington Hills, Michigan
|Moloney Coachbuilders - Chicago. Illinois (formerly Lehmann-Peterson)
1971-present now Scaletta Moloney Armoring (2001) Bensenville, Illinois and
Farmington Hills, Michigan
**Earl Moloney, former owner of Moloney operates two competing firms known as International Armor & Limousine and Chicago Armor & Limousine of Elgin, Illinois - The two group of firms (International & Chicago and Moloney/Moloney Scaletta) are not owned by the same people as assumed by most people(See court ruling at bottom of page). Earl Moloney sold his limousine assets, together with the name "Moloney Coach Builders" to Jacques Moore 1986 who incorporated Moloney Coachbuilders, Inc., to carry on the business.
Earle agreed not to compete for five years in the stretch limousine business but reserved the right to make armored limousines and custom vehicles extended by less than 20 inches.
International Armor & Limousine Company v. Moloney Coachbuilders, Inc., 272 F.3d 912 (7th Cir. 2001), in which attorney Robert Trinza represented a limousine and armored vehicle manufacturer in a suit involving contract, trademark and federal jurisdiction issues.
International was QVM rated from 1990-2001
International Armor & Limousine Established: 1990 Terminated: 2001 1100 Davis Rd. Elgin, Illinois (Northwest suburb of Chicago)
1991 Cadillac 64" Dignitary V.i.p. Limo by Chicago Armor
1992 Cadillac 64" stretched Dignitary VIP limousine, glossy folder by Chicago Armor and Limousine, 4 pp., opens to 11x17"
1996 White Cadillac Fleetwood 85” Limousine by Chicago Armor
The Hummer was then drop shipped from AM General in South Bend, Indiana, to Elgin, Illinois where the armor conversion was completed by Chicago Armor and Limousine Company.
Built custom executive limousines on Cadillac and Lincoln chassis. Cadillac 34" and 38" Corporate, 40" Six-Door, 50" and 54" Flagship and 55" Grand Flagship Limousines.
Cadillac conversion. Folder opens to 11x17 layout with ten photographs showing custom grilles, Mark IV style deck, custom interior and Cadillac 4-door convertible, station wagon and El Doral models.
It's a new name with a long tradition in armoring. Moloney Coachbuilders today announced it was officially changing its name to Scaletta Moloney Armoring Corporation. The new name will expand on the firm's 25-year history as the world's leader in transportation security. Scaletta Moloney has custom built more armored passenger vehicles for the U.S. government over the last decade than all other armoring companies combined.
The company plans to expand its product and service offerings to corporate clients and business executives in the U.S. and overseas. As part of its expansion efforts, the company's new name and trademark better represent the unique products and services the company provides.
"Scaletta Moloney protects people worldwide," said Joe Scaletta, who's served as the firm's president and CEO ever since the company was purchased from Earl Moloney 15 years ago. "For years, we've protected presidents, heads of state and government officials from dangers at home and abroad.
"Now that we're offering the same high levels of technology and security to business executives and private citizens, we felt that our name should better reflect who we are and what we do," he said. "We're committed to excellence in our work and our customer relations. High-quality products, confidentiality, and custom armored vehicles that meet the highest specifications --that's what we strive to achieve."
An undetermined number of Lehmann-Peterson limousines were built in 1969 and one 1970 prototype was reportedly
built before the Lehmann-Peterson/Lincoln-Mercury relationship ended. One of the last of the 1969 limousines was
fitted with Mark III front and rear exterior trim, perhaps in an attempt to rekindle interest at Lincoln-Mercury,
but this concept apparently did not catch on. What caused the relationship to falter is unknown. The author was
doing research on a Lincoln history in Detroit in 1980 (The Lincoln Motorcar, now long out of print) and
inquired of Lincoln-Mercury people at that time about what had happened. No one would or, most likely, could supply
the answer. There had been so many staff changes at the division that the corporate memory then hardly went back
more than two or three years. (The public relations director had been on the job for about a week! And, as John
Banner used to say, knew nothing! A good man, this fellow is now vice-president of communications for Toyota'a
Purchased from Earl Moloney by Joseph and Suzanne Scaletta in 1986 and renamed Scaletta Moloney Armoring in 2001. For over 25 years, Scaletta Moloney Armoring has been customizing vehicles to meet the unique protection needs of people throughout the world.
now known as Scaletta-Moloney Armoring
Scaletta Moloney Armoring began in the early
1970's as Moloney Coachbuilders, manufacturing limousines that were used all
over the world by royalty, heads of state, celebrities, and corporate
executives. In the 1980s, the company’s new ownership responded to an
increasing global demand for armored passenger vehicles by making armoring
its primary focus. The company soon became the leading armorer of U.S.
government passenger vehicles. In 2001, to better identify its ownership and
the services the company provides, the company changed its name to Scaletta
Argued October 24, 2001--Decided November 26, 2001
More disputes erupted after the no-competition clause expired and Earle
reentered the armored stretch limousine
business. Advertisements for Earle's new
firm, International Armor & Limousine
Company, carried phrases such as "The
world's standard in extended limousines
was created by E.F. Moloney, the pioneer
in the stretch limousine industry" and "A
Moloney Owned Entity". After Moloney
Coachbuilders protested the use of the
Moloney name in connection with Earle's
limousine business, International Armor
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED AND ADJUDGED that
Enter memorandum Opinion and Order. For
the foregoing reasons, this court grants
the amended motion for attorneys [sic]
fees and orders Earle F. Moloney to pay
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