Henry Repeating Arms, a leading lever action rifle manufacturer headquartered in Bayonne, N.J., will begin manufacturing its steel centerfire rifles in its Rice Lake, Wis., facility in 2014.
To date the Wisconsin plant has supplied the Bayonne operation with many components used in all Henry models including receivers, bolts, sights and other internal parts. Several million dollars of new computerized machining equipment was invested in the Wisconsin facility to support the manufacturing of the company’s caliber .30-30 and .45-70 rifles, and to increase the volume of the components produced for its rimfire rifles.
Henry Repeating Arms purchased the 138,000 square foot Rice Lake facility in 2006 from Wright Products, a subsidiary of FKI Industries, which manufactured a line of storm door hardware. Wright also supplied components to other industries, including Henry Repeating, since 1998. Wright ceased manufacturing due to price pressure in the hardware industry, causing hundreds of lost jobs. Henry purchased the building and manufacturing equipment and retained 17 experienced employees.
Today the company employs more than 100 people and continues to hire to support its continued growth.
“I am proud of what we’ve accomplished in Wisconsin by saving jobs, adding jobs, and creating a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility,” said Anthony Imperato, president and owner of Henry Repeating. “I decided to expand our operations because of the outstanding job our employees do to help us meet increased demand.”
Henry Repeating Arms will build and ship in excess of 300,000 rifles in 2013 and employs 300 people.
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