O.F. Mossberg & Sons, Inc., the world’s largest pump-action shotgun manufacturer, has announced the completion of a 116,000 square-foot expansion at their Maverick Arms, Inc. facility in Eagle Pass, Texas.
Mossberg’s corporate headquarters and some manufacturing remain in North Haven, Conn., where the company has been located since 1919. However, recent legislation may have factored in Mossberg’s decision to expand in Texas, according to Forbes.
But in 2013 Connecticut rushed through legislation to ban some of Mossberg’s popular products.
“Investing in Texas was an easy decision,” Mossberg CEO Iver Mossberg said in a release. “It’s a state that is not only committed to economic growth but also honors and respects the Second Amendment and the firearm freedoms it guarantees for our customers. … We thank Governor Perry and TEF for their efforts which made this expansion possible.”
Maverick Arms, Inc. 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 percent 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.
With the increased manufacturing capabilities in Texas and a renewed focus on the company’s tagline, “Built Rugged. Proudly American.”, all the employees of O.F. Mossberg & Sons, Inc. take great pride in building dependable guns for hard-working American families and our military and law enforcement personnel worldwide. For more information on Mossberg and their extensive line of shotguns, rifles and accessories, please visit www.mossberg.com.
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