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Nighthawk Custom Expands Production Complex in Berryville, Arkansas

Nighthawk Custom, an Arkansas-based manufacturer of high-end firearms, will expand its production facility in Berryville, Caroll County, Arkansas.

The company manufactures custom M1911 pistols, revolvers, shotguns, and tactical knives for competition shooters, military, law enforcement, and self-defense. It employs 52 full-time workers.

The company invested more than $750,000 in a new building and equipment, which had previously expanded with a new $1.25 million machine shop in 2015.

“We are very thankful for the support of the AEDC team and Governor Asa Hutchinson,” said owner Mark Stone. “We love the state of Arkansas and its people. We have been blessed with a group of very talented people who have the gift of old-time craftsmanship and great customer service.

“Our new facility will improve our productivity and provide a great atmosphere for our employees as well as the numerous visitors who tour Nighthawk each year,” Stone said. “I personally invite you to visit our company so that you can see and understand the ‘Nighthawk Difference."

“Nighthawk Custom fills a unique niche in the firearms market, and we are excited that this homegrown company has found success in Arkansas,” said Governor Asa Hutchinson. “This expansion is the next phase of many great things to come for Nighthawk.”

“Nighthawk’s expansion proves that Arkansas has the tools needed for businesses, large and small, to succeed,” said Arkansas Economic Development Commission (AEDC) Executive Director Mike Preston. “The company is establishing itself as a world leader in custom firearms, and we are excited that we can assist them as they continue to grow and expand in their home state.”

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