London Bridge Trading

Headquartered in Virginia Beach, Virginia, London Bridge Trading Company, Ltd. ("LBT" for short") is not, in fact, a trading company. That's just our name. Our founder and Chairman, Dr. Doug McDougal, started LBT in 1985 after leaving a career as a professor at Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, Virginia, to pursue his dream of turning an interest in the military into a business that supports​ the very hard work done by the men and women of the armed forces. Dr. McDougal's "hobby" of attending trade shows and "trading" in militaria, antique arms and other military paraphernalia - hence our name! - has, today, turned into a company with manufacturing facilities in Virginia Beach, Virginia, and El Paso, Texas, that employs more than 250 people from 18 countries with an average tenure of nearly 10 years. We also have a joint venture manufacturing facility in Cranston, Rhode Island. After 32 years, however, LBT still remains a familiy business with Dr. McDougal's son-in-law, David Bohannon, now our President and Chief Executive Officer.