Gamo Outdoor USA-Daisy Airguns Plan Expansion Of Rogers, Arkansas, Manufacturing Facilities
Through this expansion, the two companies will create approximately 25 new jobs over the next two years. Daisy currently has 65 employees at the Rogers facility along with 20 seasonal workers. According to company officials, consolidated operations of these two well-known lines of airguns and accessories will require additional square footage to be built at the corner of Second Street and Stribling Drive in Rogers, Arkansas.
“This relocation, consolidation and expansion is a positive move for our family of outdoor sports companies,” stated Keith Higginbotham.“Having our management team, warehouse and shipping operations under one roof will bring efficiencies to our operation and strengthen our ability to better serve our retail customers and consumers."
“The team at the Arkansas Economic Development Commission and the Rogers Lowell Area Chamber of Commerce understood not only our desire to keep Daisy in Rogers but our need to relocate people and inventory, and invest in a facility that will best accommodate our growing operations,” he added.
Currently celebrating 130 years in the airgun business, the Daisy brand commands outstanding recognition. Daisy has called Rogers, Arkansas, home since 1958 and has maintained its headquarters and warehouse facility at 308 West Stribling Drive since 1999.
Gamo is a premier global provider of high-end adult airguns and accessories; distributing its products in 85 countries. Key management from Gamo Outdoor USA’s former Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, offices will relocate to Rogers as will several warehouse and customer service managers currently working at the Houston, Missouri, distribution facility.
“Last year I was honored to be the first Arkansas Governor to attend the SHOT Show to share the many reasons we are a perfect fit for the firearms-ammunition sector,” said Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson. “We announced two of Arkansas’s existing firearm-ammunition manufacturers were expanding at last year’s show and this year it’s an honor to join Daisy and Gamo Outdoor USA as they share plans to grow in the state. We are home to a workforce with the specific skills needed to manufacture their products, a central location that allows these companies to ship products throughout the U.S. and world efficiently and leadership that supports the Second Amendment.”
According to Raymond Burns, President & CEO of the Rogers Lowell Area Chamber of Commerce, “This expansion by Daisy and the addition of the Gamo product line is an exciting new chapter in the 58-year relationship our city has enjoyed with Daisy.”
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