Searcy, Arkansas — American Marksman Arkansas LLC, a distributor of ammunition of varying calibers, announced it is expanding in the Searcy region creating up to 100 new advanced manufacturing positions, coupled with significant growth in the coming years.
“We at American Marksman are proud and honored to be part of our nation’s military support structure and bring our operations to Searcy,” said American Marksman CEO, Thomas A. K. Schmidt. “We would like to thank Governor Asa Hutchinson, his staff, the Arkansas Economic Development Commission, Searcy Regional Economic Development Corporation (SREDC), Searcy Regional Chamber of Commerce (SRCC) and the City of Searcy for all their hard work and support of this project. We look forward to working with the Great State of Arkansas and continuing to grow our business operations within the state.”
Employment payroll is expected to be more than $2 million over the next five years. “Our expansion into Searcy, Arkansas, is a part of our continuing efforts to create local job development throughout the United States,” Schmidt said. “Our manufacturing facility in Arkansas is a development milestone for our efforts to have significant financial impact on the local communities we serve.”
Arkansas Economic Development Executive Director Mike Preston said that Arkansas’ skilled workforce is one of the reasons why companies such as American Marksman choose to locate and expand in the state.
“We have proven time and time again that Arkansas has the talent and the business climate companies need to succeed,” Preston said. “There has been a great deal of momentum in the ammunitions and firearms industry over the past several months, and I am excited to watch businesses such as American Marksman grow and prosper here.”
“The Searcy Regional Economic Development Corporation (SREDC) and Searcy Regional Chamber of Commerce are focused on attracting new jobs and capital investment to our area,” said Buck Layne, Chamber President and SREDC Agent. “American Marksman represents the quality company we are seeking which offers good-paying jobs with benefits that will improve our citizen’s quality of life. We are proud to welcome American Marksman to our business community.”
AMERICAN MARKSMAN’s mission is to be the leading recycler of ammunitions and technologies in respective target markets with the vision of delivering the highest quality ammunition and components to civilian firearms enthusiasts, U.S. military, law enforcement and civilian security by utilizing market leading environmental practices.
If you would like more information about this topic, please contact company representative Ladell Pruett at 402-763-8700 or economic development representative Buck Layne at 501-268-2458.