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Firearms Maker Kimber to Open Manufacturing Facility in Troy

Matt Boster

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Posted by: Matt Boster
Date: Jan 11 2018 8:29 AM

TROY, AL (WSFA) - Troy is about to get an economic shot in the arm with 366 jobs expected after a leading firearms maker announced Tuesday it will soon build a facility in Alabama.

Gov. Kay Ivey's office confirmed Tuesday evening that Kimber Manufacturing, based in Yonkers, New York, will invest $38 million in the manufacturing facility over the next five years. It should be up and running by early 2019. This will be the company's sixth U.S. location

“With talented Alabamians already manufacturing a wide range of high-quality products that are in demand around the globe, the state can offer Kimber an ideal business environment and a skilled workforce for its expansion project,” Ivey said. “Kimber’s investment in Troy will create a significant number of high-paying design engineering and manufacturing jobs, and we are committed to helping the company find long-lasting success in Alabama.”

“We are pleased with the impressive track record that Alabama has with attracting and retaining world-class manufacturing companies,” said Leslie Edelman, Kimber’s president and chief executive officer. “Growing our company intelligently depends significantly on being in the right manufacturing environment, and in Troy, we have a community dedicated to our long-term success. It has been a pleasurable and fruitful experience working with Mayor Jason Reeves and his team.”

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