Following the announcement of the company’s plans to build a second facility in Liberty, South Carolina, FN America, LLC, a US subsidiary of FN Herstal, SA, a global firearms manufacturer, is pleased to share that an expansion of $18 million of its Columbia, South Carolina facility will be completed later this year and is expected to be complete in the first half of 2024.

This plan will add more than 40,000 square feet of manufacturing capacity and office space, as well as create a Design Center of Excellence geared toward enhancing the company’s research and development of new products. The expansion will add 102 new positions to the company’s existing workforce and allow it to meet the growing demand for FN products.

“The record growth our company has had in recent years has allowed us to invest in our manufacturing footprint in South Carolina with our upcoming new facility in Liberty and now the expansion of our Columbia facility,” said Mark Cherpes, president and CEO of FN America, LLC. “We were established in Richland County more than 40 years ago to manufacture small arms for the US Military, and we are proud to expand our capabilities to support that sector of our business.”

For more than 40 years, FN’s production facility has been located in Richland County, South Carolina, and has produced more than 1 million small arms under contract to the US Department of Defense. originally established in the United States in 1979 and opened in 1981 to produce the M240 medium machine gun, a variant of the FN MAG-58, under contract to the US Army.

Today, FN America employs more than 600 people to produce firearms, accessories and other related products for the US military, law enforcement and consumers. The company has produced the M4A1, M16A4, M249 light machine gun, M240 medium machine gun, and the FN SCAR under contract for the US military, as well as the FN 509 line of percussion pistols used by US law enforcement. the US, such as the Los Angeles Police Department. and individual officers across the country.

For more information about FN America and its products, visit www.fnamerica.com. To view or apply for any open positions, visit the FN America careers site at https://careers.fnamerica.com/.

carry the future® | FN America, LLC, the US subsidiary of Belgium-based FN Herstal, SA, offers US military, law enforcement and commercial customers a full range of state-of-the-art, innovative solutions built around to small-caliber firearms and associated ammunition under the FN brand.

FN Herstal is the Defense and Security entity of the Herstal Group which also includes a Hunting and Sport Shooting entity (brand names Browning and Winchester Firearms*) and operates globally.

FN product lines include portable firearms, less-lethal systems, integrated weapon systems for air, land and sea applications, remote weapon stations, small caliber ammunition, as well as modern, cutting-edge solutions to provide enhanced combat, logistics , maintenance, and communication capabilities.

In addition to FN America, with headquarters in McLean, VA, and manufacturing operations in Columbia, South Carolina, FN Herstal is the parent company of FNH UK in the United Kingdom and of Noptel (optoelectronics) in Finland.

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