Wisconsin-based Henry Repeating Arms announced Tuesday it would be adding over 100 new jobs due to a facility expansion.
The growth at the company's 13.5-acre Ladysmith, Wisconsin, site includes an 84,000 sq. ft. building, bringing Henry's total footprint to over 350,000 sq. ft. The new facility will be used to machine parts for the company’s lineup of more than 200 models of rifles and shotguns. Additionally, the spare Ladysmith acreage gives Henry room for future expansions.
“Staking our flag at a new facility is the beginning of another exciting chapter in our company’s history, and we are wasting no time prepping the building for our machines,” said Andy Wickstrom, Henry's president. "We thank the state of Wisconsin and Rusk County officials for keeping the door open for us, and we look forward to adding members of another great Wisconsin community to our family."
Andy Albarado, with Rusk County Economic Development, said they were happy that Henry has made a commitment to Ladysmith and the surrounding area, saying "They are an employer we are eager to see grow in our community for years to come."
Henry currently employs over 600 people. The company motto is “Made in America, or not made at all,” and its firearms come with a lifetime guarantee. Established in 1997 by the Imperato family, the company was formerly headquartered in Brooklyn and later Bayonne, New Jersey, and then moved to more gun-friendly digs. Its Rice Lake, Wisconsin, facility began making receivers, bolts, sights, and other parts in 2006 then expanded to making completed rifles in 2013.