Taking the work out of workshop since 2009

In 2009, the Workshop Hero brand was established by its parent company Armor Protective Packaging® to bring consumers a line of products designed to take the “work” out of workshop. Look to Workshop Hero for Metal Rescue® Rust Remover Bath and Dry Coat™ Rust Preventative spray — both are clean, safe and easy solutions for rust removal and rust prevention on metal.

For years, Metal Rescue and Dry Coat proved to be invaluable to many of ARMOR’s industrial company customers.  Increasingly, company associates began asking for product samples for personal use in their homes, garages and workshops.  This high demand prompted ARMOR to repackage its Metal Rescue and Dry Coat in smaller quantities and offer them to consumers under the Workshop Hero brand.

TAKING THE WORK OUT OF YOUR WORKDAY SINCE 1979 Armor Protective Packaging®


When you use Workshop Hero’s Metal Rescue Rust Remover Bath or Dry Coat Rust Preventative spray, you can rest assured that you are using products that are backed by one of the leading names in industrial rust prevention and rust removal — Armor Protective Packaging®.

ARMOR offers an extensive line of products that are designed to provide solutions to the unique rust and corrosion issues that plague many industrial companies.  All ARMOR products are clean, safe, easy, effective and they take the work out of your workday.

Our History

  1. 1979

    Company owner John Holden, working from his home in Webberville, MI, purchases a little known brand Anox and a formulation for “VCI paper” and establishes ARMOR (known at the time as SKS Industries).

  2. 1990-99

    SKS Industries purchases its own paper coating equipment and starts SKS Industries Canada; earns ISO 9002 registration; and is approved by GM, Ford, Chrysler and TRW.

  3. 2004

    SKS changes its name to Armor Protective Packaging to improve brand awareness and international recognition.

  4. 2009

    ARMOR launches its Workshop Hero consumer products brand with Metal Rescue Rust Remover Bath and Dry Coat Rust Preventative.

  5. 2016

    Workshop Hero product line expands to include Metal Rescue CONCENTRATE and retail chain AutoZone joins the list of more than 9,000 retail locations carrying Metal Rescue including Home Depot, Canadian Tire and Do It Best.

Who Uses Our Products

Since 1979, Armor Protective Packaging has worked with companies from around the world and has established an industry reputation as a trusted business partner who serves its customers; preserves their investments; and takes the work out of their workday.  Take a look at just a few of the customers that rely on ARMOR for clean, safe and easy rust prevention and rust removal solutions.

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Does Your Company Have Commercial Rust Issues?

Armor Protective Packaging, our industrial brand, offers big solutions to your
company’s industrial-sized rust and corrosion problems.

Since 1979, ARMOR has been taking the work out of workday for companies such as