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    Adam Weatherby stood on the busy 2018 SHOT Show floor and explained that after 73 years, the historic rifle and shotgun company is pulling up its California roots and moving to a friendlier locale.

    Weatherby New Headquarters Coming Soon to Sheridan, WyomingIt was an interesting announcement. Adam, grandson of founder Roy Weatherby, explained how his grandfather had headed west from Kansas to establish his rifle company in California because he was seeking better weather. Now, Weatherby’s future is in Sheridan, Wyoming, and for the Weatherby family, the skies couldn’t be brighter.

    “We wanted a place where we could retain a great workforce, and where our employees could live an outdoor lifestyle,” Weatherby explained. “We wanted to move to a state where we can grow into our brand. Wyoming means new opportunities. We are not interested in maintaining; we are growing.”

    Governor Extends His Welcome

    Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead was on hand for the announcement and congratulated state officials and Weatherby employees for the decision to produce firearms in the Cowboy State.

    “This is wonderful for Wyoming and for Weatherby,” Mead said. “Weatherby’s firearms will now be made in Sheridan and shipped all over the world.

    “As I said in my state of the state address last year: In Wyoming we don’t just want to be known as a firearm state, we want to be known as the firearm state,” Mead said in a separate interview.

    This isn’t the first time Mead has been able to lure a company to Wyoming’s wide open skies. Notably, Magpul and Hi Viz Shooting Systems relocated from Colorado after Gov. John Hickenlooper signed into law highly restrictive gun control measures. The passage of that law resulted in two state senators being recalled.

    The Wyoming move, expected to be completed in 2019, means 70 to 90 jobs and $5 million in payroll over the next five years.
    Weatherby is just the most recent example of a firearms business moving to far friendlier ground. Kimber recently announced its expansion in Alabama instead of in its Yonkers, New York, facility. Beretta USA opened a new plant in Gallatin, Tennessee, instead of expanding its Accokeek, Maryland, location. Sturm Ruger expanded in North Carolina, further leaving behind its original Connecticut manufacturing home and Remington moved some production to Huntsville, Alabama, instead of investing further in Ilion, New York.

    The trend is clear. States that respect the lawful commerce in firearms, and the Constitutionally-protected right to keep and bear arms, are bringing in business.|%20NSSF&utm
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    I hope they enjoy the new home .

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    Kimber is opening a new plant here as well in Troy, AL that is supposed to be up and running in 2019.

    Remington has a plant in Huntsville, AL and was supposed to be opening another plant in Montgomery, AL but I'm not sure if that will happen. Apparently the one in Huntsville may be closing.
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