MAYODAN, N.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–U.S. Rep. Mark Walker (R-NC) today toured the Sturm, Ruger & Company,
Inc. manufacturing facility here and met with employees and company
executives. Ruger established this manufacturing facility in 2013 to
accommodate its continued growth and has created approximately 200 jobs
in the Mayodan area, with more expected in the future.
“As a testament to the power of domestic manufacturing and in the spirit
of my commitment to the Second Amendment, I greatly enjoyed the tour of
the Ruger factory,” commented Representative Walker. “This facility and
its employees have a tremendous impact on Rockingham County and
surrounding communities,” he concluded.
“We were delighted to have Representative Walker in for a visit,” said
Mickey Wilson, Director of Operations for the Mayodan Facility. “Our
employees are extremely proud of all we have accomplished in our short
time here in Mayodan and it is always a pleasure to have an opportunity
for them to show off a little. We thank Representative Walker for taking
the time to meet with us and for his continued support of our critical
Second Amendment rights,” he concluded.
According to the National Shooting Sports Foundation, the trade
association for America’s firearms and ammunition industry, the total
economic impact of the firearms and ammunition industry in the United
States increased from $19.1 billion in 2008 to $42.9 billion in 2014, a
123% increase, while the total number of full-time equivalent jobs rose
from approximately 166,000 to more than 263,000, a 58% increase in that
About Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc.
Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc. is one of the nation’s leading manufacturers of
rugged, reliable firearms for the commercial sporting market. The only
full-line manufacturer of American-made firearms, Ruger offers consumers
over 400 variations of more than 30 product lines. For more than 60
years, Ruger has been a model of corporate and community responsibility.
Our motto, “Arms Makers for Responsible Citizens®,” echoes the
importance of these principles as we work hard to deliver quality and
Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc. Arms Makers for Responsible Citizens®
The Company may, from time to time, make forward-looking statements
and projections concerning future expectations. Such statements
are based on current expectations and are subject to certain qualifying
risks and uncertainties, such as market demand, sales levels of
firearms, anticipated castings sales and earnings, the need for external
financing for operations or capital expenditures, the results of pending
litigation against the Company, the impact of future firearms control
and environmental legislation, and accounting estimates, any one or more
of which could cause actual results to differ materially from those
projected. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on
these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date made.
The Company undertakes no obligation to publish revised
forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the
date such forward-looking statements are made or to reflect the
occurrence of subsequent unanticipated events.