Daniel Defense picks Ridgeland, South Carolina for new manufacturing facility.

A new manufacturing facility is headed to Jasper County and…

A new manufacturing facility is headed to Jasper County and that could mean 100 new jobs.

Daniel Defense, Inc., a firearms maker, says it will open its second manufacturing facility in Ridgeland and they expect it to be operational by December 1st of this year.

“We are pleased to locate our new operations in South Carolina and look forward to starting production there. Jasper County offered us a positive business environment and had a facility that would suit our needs,” said President and CEO Marty Daniel.  “With 90,000 square feet of manufacturing and office space, we are poised to continue to grow our brand in the U.S. firearms industry, international firearms Industry, DoD manufacturing and strategic business relationships. Our goal is to build the best firearms in the world and we view this investment as a key milestone toward achieving that goal.”

Local officials also believe the company to be a great investment.   “Jasper County Council believes job creation to be the number one priority for our council in this economic downturn.  We are proud to be a part of this announcement today and welcome the new jobs and capital investment for our citizens,” said Jasper County Council Chairman Leroy Blackshear.

Source: Ansley Sanders for WSAV.

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