Although based in Virginia, The Brink’s Company has a network that dots the global landscape: the firm operates in over 100 countries, with a staff of roughly 70,000. Perry Brink established Brink’s City Express in Chicago in 1859 and began using a horse-drawn wagon to move customers’ suitcases from local railroad stations to hotels. In 1891 the company made its first cash-in-transit delivery, transporting half a dozen bags filled with silver dollars. These days, Brink’s is perhaps best known for its fleet of armored vans, which it uses to help see to the needs of governments, mints, banks, jewelers and other businesses. It also offers ICD and airport security, guarding, and logistical and cash management services. In 2011 Brink’s brought in $3.9 billion in revenue.