Mayodan, NC -Several hundred jobs might be on the way to the Triad as a gun manufacturer announces its plans to open a plant in Mayodan.
Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc announced its pending purchase of a manufacturing facility in Mayodan on its website, Monday.
The statement reads: "Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc. (NYSE: RGR) announced today that it plans to open its third manufacturing plant, a 220,000 square foot facility in Mayodan, North Carolina. This will be the Company's first major expansion in over 25 years and it is expected to be finalized in August.
The Company currently employs over 2,000 people in its two plants in Newport, New Hampshire and Prescott, Arizona."
In June, WFMY spoke with Graham Pervier, the President of the Rockingham County Partnership for Economic and Tourism Development. He said the move could bring as many as 500 jobs and an investment of $30 million.
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