Gun, hunting equipment company to expand in central Missouri

A gun and hunting equipment company plans to open a new distribution and operations facility in central Missouri that could employ several hundred people.

Gov. Eric Greitens announced the expansion plans Thursday for American Outdoor Brands Corp., which was known as Smith & Wesson Holding Corp. until this year. The governor delivered the news in a Facebook video that features him firing guns — much like he did in his campaign ads.

Greitens says the $55 million, 500,000 square-foot facility could bring 325 new jobs to the Columbia area.

The Missouri Department of Economic Development says the company could receive more than $7.5 million of state incentives if it meets job-creation goals.

Read more: Kansas City Star

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