Henry Repeating Arms, one of the country's leading firearms manufacturers, is expanding its operations in Ladysmith, Wisconsin. The project is expected to create 100 jobs in Rusk County within three years.
According to company officials, the new 84,000 square foot facility will be strategically located less than an hour away from the company's headquarters in Rice Lake.
"Staking our flag at a new facility is the beginning of another exciting chapter in our company's history, and we are wasting no time prepping the building for our machines," said Andy Wickstrom, President of Henry Repeating Arms. "We thank the state of Wisconsin and Rusk County officials for keeping the door open for us, and we look forward to adding members of another great Wisconsin community to our family."
The new property gives the company a total of 350,000 square feet of manufacturing space with over 600 employees to support its "Made in America, Or Not Made at All" mantra. The facility will initially be machining parts for the company's lineup of more than 200 models of rifles and shotguns. The additional Ladysmith acreage also allows for future expansion.
"We're excited to see Henry Repeating Arms make a commitment to Ladysmith, WI and Rusk County. They are an employer we are eager to see grow in our community for years to come," added Andy Albarado, Rusk County Economic Development.
Henry Repeating is one of the leading rifle and shotgun manufacturers in the United States and a world leader in the lever action category. The company currently employs over 550 people and has manufacturing space in its Wisconsin and New Jersey facilities.