This year marks Henry Repeating Arms 25th Anniversary celebration. They’re one of the country’s largest long gun manufacturers and the leading lever action maker.
Henry Repeating Arms 25th Anniversary Celebrates a Proud History
Henry Repeating Arms Founder and CEO Anthony Imperato took his first step into gun making by taking out a home equity loan in 1993. He used the loan to start the Colt Blackpowder Arms Company. They made historic Colt revolvers and muskets under license from Colt’s Manufacturing. Along with his father, Louis Imperato, the father-son duo leveraged decades of the family’s experience in the gun business. They began developing a rimfire lever action rifle in 1996. In March 1997, the first Henry Repeating Arms model H001 Classic Lever Action .22 rifles shipped.
Now headquartered in Rice Lake, Wisconsin, the company employs over 550 people. It operates three manufacturing facilities in Wisconsin and New Jersey. Henry manufactures over 200 different rifles and shotguns in a wide variety of calibers and finishes. Their guns are used for pursuits such as hunting, home protection, collectors, and a wide variety of shooting sports endeavors. For example, notable standouts include the company’s flagship rifle, the Henry Golden Boy .22 and its centerfire counterpart, the Henry Big Boy. A complete line of youth-sized rifles and shotguns, a sprawling collection of engraved Tribute Edition firearms, and a popular modern approach to the lever gun with the X Model series round out the lineup. Henry’s motto is a promise to its customers: “Made in America, Or Not Made At All.”
Henry’s Lifetime Commitment to Customers and Quality
A lifetime warranty backs all Henry rifles and shotguns. This is a personal guarantee from Anthony Imperato. Henry’s award-winning customer service department makes any decision necessary to ensure that every interaction results in complete satisfaction. As a result,in 2016, Henry won the Customer Service Department of the Year category at the American Business Awards.
Guns for Great Causes is the name of Herny’s charitable branch. Through it, Henry Repeating Arms has made significant financial contributions to children’s hospitals and families of critically ill children. For example, Guns For Great Causes also helps support active-duty and military veterans’ organizations. Additionally, they support law enforcement and first responder organizations, pro-Second Amendment organizations, and shooting sports education groups. Lastly, as part of Henry’s 25th-anniversary celebrations, the company is donating 1,000 Golden Boy “Silver Anniversary” Limited Edition rifles. The goal is to raise a total of $1,000,000 for distribution among all of these deserving constituencies.
Success Built by Employees
The pillars of the company’s success are its employees and Henry owners. “Without a doubt, we would not be here celebrating 25 years of success without the hard work and dedication of every Henry Repeating Arms employee, several of whom have been with me since day one. They are the heart and soul of the company,” says CEO and Founder Anthony Imperato. “And to all of Henry owners around the world that chose to make us a part of their lives, thank you, we are eternally grateful.”
Company President Andy Wickstrom says, “I am incredibly proud to have been involved with Henry for 24 of the 25 years that the company has been making and shipping guns, but I feel an even greater sense of pride when I look to the future.”
Wickstrom continues, “This company was built on a solid foundation of talent and sheer determination, and while we have come a long way, it still feels like we are just getting started. Henry fans and customers have a lot to look forward to this year and beyond.”
With this in mind, Henry Repeating Arms 25th Anniversary celebration will include the release of several limited-edition models. These include the Golden Boy “Silver Anniversary” Edition, and special edition of the New Original Henry. Furthermore, there will be a 25th-anniversary edition of the H001 Classic Lever Action .22, and more. Lastly, for more information about these releases as details become available and to stay up to date with Henry’s 25th-anniversary news, visit henryusa.com/25-year-anniversary.
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