Windham Weaponry and Patriot Ordnance Factory have jointly opened up a new production facility in Phoenix, AZ. They will collaborate on the production of AR-15 and AR-10-style rifles.
It is unusual for two companies making competing products to share a production facility. I am trying to read between he lines of the following press release but am coming up blank.
The press release …
Windham Weaponry of Windham, Maine and Patriot Ordnance Factory of Phoenix, Arizona have entered a partnership to produce .308’s, P‐415/416 and carbon fiber rifles. Windham Weaponry CEO Richard Dyke, Patriot Ordnance Factory CEO Frank DeSomma, and JC Machine and Motorsports LLC CEO Curt Stewart have also begun cooperation on several joint venture projects to be announced in the near future.
The three companies have jointly occupied a new 12,000 square foot production facility in Phoenix. The new facility will produce rifles and firearms parts, and serve as a design and development center for new firearms products from both Windham Weaponry and Patriot Ordnance Factory.
“We are pleased to open this new facility together, and happy that Patriot Ordnance Factory and Windham Weaponry can grow together,” stated Patriot Ordnance Factory CEO Frank DeSomma.
“This new facility will bring new employment and growth to Phoenix area industry,” stated Windham Weaponry CEO Richard Dyke.
The new projects for Windham Weaponry are already in the initial phases of development with design assistance from Frank DeSomma of Patriot Ordnance Factory. These projects are slated to be officially announced later this year.