Hornady opens new production and shipping facility in Nebraska

Hornady opened a new production and shipping plant in Nebraska, a mere six miles from the company’s main facility located in Grand Island.

The company broke ground on the project in 2017 and finally unveiled Hornady West in late October. The 150,000 square-foot building will offer both production and shipping services to the ammo maker. Nestled on 320 acres on the former Cornhusker Army Ammunition Plant, Hornady intends to add more in the future eventually introducing R&D capabilities as well as other support services for production operations.

“We are extremely excited for this new building, this new facility. It’s a great operation for our employees,” Vice President Jason Hornady told local news outlet KSNB. “It is going to make us a far more efficient company.”

The company has no intention of abandoning any current manufacturing facilities, instead just moving services such as ammo, loading, packaging and its distribution center to Hornady West. The Hornady West facility has already began shipping, with products heading out its newly minted doors in early October.

Governor Pete Ricketts commended the ammo maker during the facility’s grand opening, thanking Hornady for its investment into the state of Nebraska.

“Over the last five years, Hornady has spent nearly a half a billion dollars in Nebraska through payroll and all the other investments they make here in our state. They’ve, over the last several years, contributed $1.7 million to state and local charities. Again, continuing to invest to make Nebraska a great place,” said Governor Ricketts.

Hornady first opened shop in Nebraska in 1949.

“Hornady ‘West’ represents the continued success and growth of the company, which J.W. Hornady founded in 1949 in a small shop on Fourth Street in Grand Island. Hornady opened its main plant just west of Grand Island in 1958,” the company said in a press release.

Hornady will soon celebrate its 70th anniversary, hitting the milestone in 2019.

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