The largest pump-action shotgun manufacturer in the world has announced the completion of a major expansion to its facilities in Eagle Pass, Texas.
O.F. Mossberg & Sons, Inc., Americas oldest family-owned and operated firearms manufacturer, is following the lead of several other firearms makers by adding new or expanded manufacturing capability in a firearms-friendly state.
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% of the companys total production based there. The recent expansion, which includes a $3.4 million capital investment, will consolidate more of the companys manufacturing in Texas and will create 50 new jobs.
Mossberg CEO Iver Mossberg said, Investing in Texas was an easy decision. Its 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.
Maverick Arms, Inc., a Mossberg subsidiary, has just finished a new 116,000-square-foot manufacturing and distribution addition. Iver Mossberg 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.
Mossbergs corporate headquarters and some manufacturing remain in North Haven, Connecticut, where the company has been located since 1919. A recent statement from Texas Governor Rick Perrys office recognized the efforts of the Texas Enterprise Fund (TEF) and the states low taxes, smart regulations, fair courts and skilled workforce as keys to Mossbergs 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 Perry.