by NRA Staff - Thursday, July 10, 2014
O.F. Mossberg & Sons, Inc., has announced the completion of a 116,000-square-foot expansion at its 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.
A statement from Texas Governor Rick Perry’s office recognized the efforts of the Texas Enterprise Fund (TEF) and the state’s low taxes, smart regulations, fair courts and skilled workforce as keys to Mossberg’s decision to invest in Texas. “This TEF investment in Maverick Arms will help create jobs and opportunity in Eagle Pass, while reaffirming Texas’ longstanding support of the Second Amendment,” said Gov. Perry.
Mossberg CEO Iver Mossberg said that investing in Texas was an easy decision. "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,” he said. “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. 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 over 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.
Mossberg & Sons, Inc. is the oldest family-owned and operated firearms manufacturer in America, and is the largest pump-action shotgun manufacturer in the world. For more, visit www.mossberg.com.
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