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Firearms Manufacturer Kel-Tec Announces Plans for new Factory in Rock Springs

A promotional image shows the CMR-30, .22 Magnum rifle manufactured by Kel-Tec. (Courtesy Kel-Tec)

The following is from a press release:

SWEETWATER COUNTY — The Sweetwater Economic Development Coalition (SEDC) is pleased to announce jointly with the Wyoming Business Council that Kel-Tec CNC Industries is expanding its production capacity with the acquisition of a 33,000 square foot facility in Rock Springs, WY, augmenting its 125,000 square foot industrial space in Cocoa, FL. 

“I am thrilled to be a part of this new adventure in our story,” said Adrian Kellgren, Director of Industrial Production. “Wyoming has a rich history as part of the American frontier and it’s fitting for our brand, being that we constantly explore the limits of performance and design, to expand out here.”

KelTec firearms are known for innovation and performance, so the new facility will focus on cutting edge manufacturing technology, next generation research and development and of course, production of the newest trend-setting firearms available.

“We are excited to welcome KelTec to Sweetwater County. The Sweetwater Economic Development Coalition is committed to continuing the relationship that we have built with the team at KelTec as they begin the process of expanding into to Rock Springs,” said Kayla McDonald, Economic Development Specialist for the SEDC.

While the company’s initial start-up will be small, the facility is designed to grow up to 250+ employees across multiple industrial disciplines.

“We are very excited about KelTec selecting Rock Springs as the site to expand their business,” said Wyoming Business Council CEO Josh Dorrell. “KelTec brings very innovative designs and cutting-edge manufacturing to a community with a ready and able workforce as well as a community college that does a great job of supporting industry training needs. We feel very confident that KelTec will thrive in our great state.”

“The future of our company is tied to the future of the American free spirit,” said George Kellgren, Founder, Chairman and CEO. “Wyoming has been a leading example of liberty and freedom for America, and it is right that we become part of it.”