Dark Storm Industries will expand its advanced manufacturing facility and relocate to Titusville, Florida. The $3.2 million project is expected to create 50 new jobs.
The facility is expected to create an additional 20 indirect jobs and 17 induced jobs. The combined net new annual wages from all jobs are estimated to be more than $4.4 million with a contribution to GDP greater than $9.6 million, and a 10-year economic impact in excess of $95 million.
“The combination of economics and a friendlier political environment made the decision to build our new headquarters and manufacturing plant in Florida an easy one,” said Edward Newman, Dark Storm’s co-owner. “We are excited to join a growing number of gun manufacturers on the Space Coast and look forward to our new facility allowing us to both increase our production capacity as well as develop new and exciting products.”
“I commend Dark Storm Industries on their wise decision to make Florida their new base of operations,” said Secretary of Commerce Jamal Sowell, President and CEO of Enterprise Florida, Inc. (EFI) “Thanks to Governor Ron DeSantis and his resolve to ensure our state remains open, we are welcoming new companies to our ever-expanding business landscape. We look forward to the positive impact Dark Storm Industries will have on Florida’s economy.”
Dark Storm is a federally-licensed firearms manufacturer currently located in New York. Products manufactured by the company are shipped across the United States.
“The Space Coast’s diversified manufacturing base is a major reason why we weathered the pandemic and continue to build on our strengths,” said Lynda L. Weatherman, Economic Development Commission of Florida's Space Coast President and CEO. “The EDC welcomes Dark Storm and their contributions to our economy, and I want to say how proud I am of the team we were able to put together to attract this growth-oriented company to the Space Coast.”