The entire Sioux Falls, S.D., community was invited to attend a special celebration as Silencer Central, America’s largest suppressor dealer, held a grand opening of its new headquarters on June 28. Guests had a chance to tour the new 35,000-square foot building in the city, now home to the firm’s offices, storage facility, production site and shipping center. It was only a small part of the company’s community-relations effort, though.
A ribbon-cutting ceremony at 5:30 p.m. launched the festivities. Food trucks and a beer tent opened immediately afterward, followed by a headlining concert from Silencer Central ambassador, and country music artist, Tyler Farr. With chart-topping tunes that include “Redneck Crazy” and “Whiskey in My Water,” tickets sold out early.
“It’s an exciting and humbling time for Silencer Central,” said Brandon Maddox, CEO of Silencer Central. “When we first opened our doors in 2005, we always dreamed of expanding and growing our business, and now it has become a reality.”
Located on 11.5 acres, the new facility allows the company to address skyrocketing suppressor sales nationwide. Maddox told a local reporter in late 2020—when the move into a building that once housed a Cigna Home Delivery Pharmacy was originally endorsed by local officials—that, “In the last year our sales have tripled, probably about a 300-percent increase.” Demand has increased dramatically, thanks partly to an all-new eForm system that slashed the nine month to a year wait for Federal tax stamp approval to mere weeks.
Expansion included $7 million in renovations and construction that began in the spring of 2021. The increased footprint is a far cry from the company’s modest launch in 2005 as South Dakota Silencer, which specialized in regional sales. The firm rebranded in 2020 and expanded operations to serve all regions of the country in which suppressor ownership is legal. Today, Silencer Central delivers suppressors directly to customers in those 42 states, and employs streamlined purchasing, processing and shipping systems.