The new facility will add more than 100,000 square feet of manufacturing capacity and position the company to meet the growing demand for FN products.
FN America, LLC, the US subsidiary of FN Herstal, SA, a global firearms manufacturer, is pleased to announce plans to open a second production facility located in Pickens County, South Carolina, further expanding the presence of the company in the state. The company will invest $33 million in the construction of the more than 100,000 square foot facility that will be built in two phases. In total, the expansion will add 176 new jobs to the company’s workforce and add new manufacturing capacity that will position the company to meet the growing demand for FN products.
“FN has experienced significant growth in recent years, and demand for our products continues to increase in all of the market segments we serve,” said Mark Cherpes, President and CEO of FN America, LLC. “Our new facility in Liberty, South Carolina will allow us to expand our manufacturing capabilities and grow our highly-skilled workforce to meet this new demand. We are proud to partner with Pickens County and the State of South Carolina on this expansion.”
For more than 40 years, the company’s main 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. The company was 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 FN SCAR under contract for the US military, as well as its line of FN 509 percussion pistols used by US law enforcement. the US, such as the Los Angeles Police Department. .
The company plans to break ground on its second facility in 2024 with an expected completion of 2025.
For more information about FN America and its products, visit www.fnamerica.com. For more information on current or future open positions, please 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, provides US military, law enforcement and commercial customers with 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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