Kimber Mfg Inc., a leading manufacturer of premium firearms, announced plans to move its corporate headquarters to Troy, Alabama. The decision comes less than three years after selecting Troy for a firearms manufacturing plant.
The company’s new headquarters is situated on 80-plus acres off Industrial Boulevard in Troy. Its Alabama facility spans more than 225,000 square feet and is home to industry-leading design engineering, product management and manufacturing capabilities. According to state officials, Kimber also said it plans to hire aggressively in all departments as it completes its new facility in Pike County.
“Kimber is a great place to work, especially if you love firearms,” said Pedi Gega, the company’s director of assembly and product finishing. “We have two indoor gun ranges, one outdoor range, a state-of-the-art design and prototype fabrication center, and a dynamic team of professionals who pride themselves in producing firearms with unmatched attention to detail, design and performance.
After an exhaustive search, Kimber said Troy was chosen as its new corporate home for several reasons including the site’s proximity to top-tier engineering schools as well as gun, and business-friendly support from the City of Troy and the State of Alabama.
“Kimber is a first-class firearms manufacturer with a reputation for precision craftsmanship, dependability and accuracy, which makes it just the kind of high-performance company we want operating in the state,” said Greg Canfield, Secretary of the Alabama Department of Commerce.
The company said its Alabama expansion is well ahead of schedule, having filled hundreds of its planned Troy-based positions. The company announced plans for its Alabama manufacturing plant in January 2018.
Kimber was previously based in Yonkers, New York. Its 1911 handgun has been used by the U.S. Shooting Team, the Los Angeles Police Department’s SWAT, and an elite U.S. Marines unit.