Christensen Arms, manufacturer of state-of-the-art precision firearms and carbon-fiber barrels, is the latest member of the firearm industry honored by an independent organization for its positive economic impact and job creation. The company placed 26th on MountainWest Capital Network’s (MWCN) Utah 100 fastest-growing companies list.
“We’re honored to be featured in this year’s MWCN Utah 100 Awards,” said Wille Vernon, executive vice president of Christensen Arms. “Standing shoulder-to-shoulder with other outstanding Utah-based brands such as Black Rifle Coffee Company and Goal Zero is an incredible accomplishment. Our growth is a direct result of our passion for this industry, our dedication to innovation, and our commitment to our customers. Here’s to many more successful years to come.”
Recipients of the Utah 100 were chosen by the percentage of revenue increase of each company between 2017 and 2021. This year’s awards ceremony, held October 17 in Salt Lake City, Utah, recognized 130 firms.
“We congratulate Christensen Arms for building an outstanding business and making strong contributions to Utah’s economy,” said Jason Roberts, chairman of the MWCN Utah 100 committee. “Christensen Arms further advances Utah’s standing as an excellent place to do business.”
MountainWest Capital Network is the largest business networking organization in Utah, consisting of entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, consultants, legal professionals, bankers and educators. MWCN seeks to promote and recognize business growth and capital development in the state through a variety of award programs and activities.
Christensen Arms was founded in 1995, bringing with it a wealth of knowledge from the aerospace industry. It developed the first carbon-fiber-wrapped barrel and, for more than two decades, has continued that tradition of innovation. “Christensen Arms’ use of top-notch components and the company’s attention to detail are clearly evident in the features, handling and performance of the Ridgeline Scout rifle.” American Rifleman staff noted in a recent review of one of the firm’s offerings. “The high-quality and cutting-edge design of the Ridgeline series of bolt-actions makes them an attractive option for serious sport shooters and hunters alike.”