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SIG SAUER Expands Jacksonville, Arkansas, Operations

SIG SAUER, a global leader in the firearms and ammunition industry, plans to expand its ammunition manufacturing operations in Jacksonville, Arkansas. The $150 million project is expected to create 625 jobs over the next five years.

The new 250,000-square-foot facility will include component hybrid case manufacturing, primer manufacturing, and load/pack operations to support multiple contracts with the U.S. Department of Defense.

“We are incredibly excited about expanding our ammunition operations here in Jacksonville and building upon years of success in Arkansas. This opportunity has proven itself essential to the growth and sustainment of our ammunition business, and further enforces our commitment to the Arkansas community and workforce,” said Ron Cohen, President and CEO, SIG SAUER, Inc.

SIG SAUER manufactures ammunition and ammunition components for the U.S. Department of Defense, global defense and law enforcement, and consumers, in addition to pistol night sights at the Jacksonville facility.

“SIG SAUER is a major part of our state’s firearms and ammunition industry, and we are proud that this global leader continues to expand in Jacksonville,” noted Clint O’Neal, executive director of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission (AEDC). “SIG’s success in Arkansas is a testament to the state’s experienced workforce and the business-friendly climate that fosters companies’ growth.”

“SIG Sauer has a wonderful growth story and has become a regional employer of choice since they first invested in Jacksonville in 2016.” added Jay Chesshir, President and CEO of the Little Rock Regional Chamber. “This significant expansion further solidifies Metro Little Rock as a nationwide leader in the ammunition and shooting sports industries.”

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