O F Mossberg & Sons, America’s oldest family owned and operated firearms manufacturer and the largest pump-action-shotgun manufacturer in the world, has completed a major expansion at its Maverick Arms operation in Texas.
With the new 116,000 sq ft addition, Mossberg’s manufacturing and distribution capabilities have now increased significantly in Texas, although its corporate headquarters and some manufacturing remain in Connecticut, where it has been located since 1919.
The Texas Enterprise Fund (TEF) and the state’s low taxes, smart regulations, fair courts and skilled workforce were seen as keys to Mossberg’s decision to invest in Texas.
Mossberg CEO Iver Mossberg said: “Investing in Texas was an easy decision. It’s a state that is not only committed to economic growth but also honours and respects the Second Amendment and the firearm freedoms it guarantees for our customers.
“A significant amount of our manufacturing has been based in our Eagle Pass facility since 1989. This new expansion will allow us to take full advantage of the outstanding work ethic of our long-time employees and help us meet an ever-growing demand for Mossberg rifles and shotguns.”
Maverick Arms houses production, assembly and distribution of shotguns and rifles for the Mossberg, Maverick and Mossberg International brands in the Eagle Pass facility, with more than 90 per cent of the company’s total production based there.
The recent expansion, which includes a $3.4 million capital investment, will consolidate more of the company’s manufacturing in Texas and will create 50 new jobs.
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