Thursday, December 12, 2013

Maverick Ammunition announces move - Laramie Boomerang Online

Maverick Ammunition announces move - Laramie Boomerang Online

Maverick Ammunition announces move

A second Colorado-based company is moving to Laramie.

Maverick Ammuniation, also known as Ammo Kan, announced Tuesday it will be moving from Littleton, Colo., to the Gem City.

Fort Collins, Colo.,-based HiViz Shooting Systems, which manufactures fiber optic sights and recoil pads for firearms, announced plans to move to Laramie last spring. Last week, the Laramie City Council approved a design contract with Groathouse Construction Inc. for the new HiViz headquarters at the Laramie River Business Park II.

Maverick Ammunition manufactures target-grade ammunition and ammunition for hunting. It also manufactures tactical-grade ammunition for use in law enforcement. The company’s product line includes well-known shooting sport brands such as Hornady, Nosler, Lake City and Berry’s, according to a statement released by Maverick Ammunition CEO Curt Perry.

The company is expected to employ more than 50 people. There will be full-time and part-time positions, ranging from entry-level manufacturing, to clerical and bookkeeping, to experienced warehouse and distribution managers, Perry wrote.

“This is an exciting time for all of us as we look forward to making Laramie our lifetime home,” he said.

Perry wrote Maverick Ammunition will accept employment applications from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 18. Interviews are slated to begin at noon. He also wrote that the company expects to manufacture almost 2 million rounds of ammunition per week during the second half of 2014.

Dan Furphy, president and CEO of the Laramie Economic Development Corporation and the Laramie Area Chamber of Commerce, said Maverick Ammunition leased a building in the Riverwalk Commerce Center, 575 Snowy Range Road.

“This adds to our economic diversification,” he said. “Having a manufacturing company in town allows other important opportunities for our citizens.”

Furphy said Perry contacted him about relocating to Laramie shortly after Colorado passed gun control legislation. He also believes Laramie’s proximity to Medicine Bow National Forest played a role in Perry’s decision.

“I think part of it is that Laramie offers unique outdoor recreational opportunities,” he said.

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