Mossberg Expands Texas Facilities With Large New Addition

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Mossberg is now expanding their plant in Eagle Pass, TX by adding another 116,000 square-foot addition for manufacturing and distribution.  This comes as many other companies are leaving firearm-unfriendly states for southern states that are more 2nd amendment friendly.  Although there is no word if Mossberg will maintain their headquarters in New Haven, CT or possibly move closer to their manufacturing facilities.

Mossberg CEO Ivar Mossberg says in the statement “Investing in Texas was an easy decision. It’s a state that is not only committed to economic growth but also honors and respects the Second Amendment and the firearm freedoms it guarantees for our customers.”

North Haven, CT – O.F. Mossberg & Sons, Inc., America’s oldest family-owned and operated firearms manufacturer and the largest pump-action shotgun manufacturer in the world, proudly announces the completion of a major expansion at their Maverick Arms, Inc. facility in Eagle Pass, Texas. With the new 116,000 square-foot addition, Mossberg’s manufacturing and distribution capabilities have now increased significantly in Texas. Mossberg’s corporate headquarters and some manufacturing remain in North Haven, Connecticut, where the company has been located since 1919.

A recent statement from Texas Governor Rick Perry’s office recognized the efforts of the Texas Enterprise Fund (TEF) and the state’s low taxes, smart regulations, fair courts and skilled workforce as keys to Mossberg’s decision to invest in Texas. “This TEF investment in Maverick Arms will help create jobs and opportunity in Eagle Pass, while reaffirming Texas’ longstanding support of the Second Amendment,” stated Governor Perry.

Mossberg CEO, Iver Mossberg commented, “Investing in Texas was an easy decision. It’s a state that is not only committed to economic growth but also honors and respects the Second Amendment and the firearm freedoms it guarantees for our customers.” Continuing Mossberg said, “A significant amount of our manufacturing has been based in our Eagle Pass facility since 1989. This new expansion will allow us to take full advantage of the outstanding work ethic of our long-time employees and help us meet an ever-growing demand for Mossberg rifles and shotguns. We thank Governor Perry and TEF for their efforts which made this expansion possible.”

Maverick Arms, Inc. houses production, assembly and distribution of shotguns and rifles for the Mossberg®, Maverick® and Mossberg International brands in the Eagle Pass facility with over 90% of the company’s total production based there. The recent expansion, which includes a $3.4 million capital investment, will consolidate more of the company’s manufacturing in Texas and will create 50 new jobs.

With the increased manufacturing capabilities in Texas and a renewed focus on the company’s tagline, “Built Rugged. Proudly American.”, all the employees of O.F. Mossberg & Sons, Inc. take great pride in building dependable guns for hard-working American families and our military and law enforcement personnel worldwide.

For more information on Mossberg and their extensive line of shotguns, rifles and accessories, please visit www.mossberg.com.


Sam Cadle

Sam Cadle is a prior service member from the US Coast Guard, and has extensive firearms training from the military. He spent many years working counter narcotics in Central America and working maritime law enforcement and anti-terrorism stateside. He has also written articles as guest writer that are published on The Truth About Guns, and other firearms related blogs. He is currently a successful writer for Examiner.com, specializing in gun rights and politics in Washington State, as well as across the United States. His passions are long range precision shooting, coyote hunting and keeping up with the firearms community.

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  • 101nomad

    Good news.

  • SD3

    Ye-haw!

  • valorius

    Every US gun maker in occupied territory, such as conn or mass or ny, should relocate to America immediately.

    So should all freedom loving citizens of those so called ‘states.’

    • hydepark

      I know a lot of people would classify Colorado as occupied territory, but it’s a really different story here on the ground. Even in the Denver area. We are awaiting an appeal on the recent ruling regarding the lawsuit brought up after Bloomberg and Hickenlooper conspired to snatch our rights. And the attention that the whole mess has gained, especially after the first successful recall of a state rep in Colorado history and the first successful recall on a 2nd Amendment issue in the nation, has been awesome. I was personal friends with a board member of the BFDF, and they were the actual people who accomplished two recalls and a forced resignation.

      The sheriffs (almost all of them) have publicly stated that they will not enforce the new laws, and most other LE agencies are afraid to even go near them one way or the other. People, as far as I can see, aren’t really even openly obeying the laws. Most gun stores sell magazine rebuild kits, and a couple still openly sell assembled standard capacity magazines. I am never alone when I drive up to Wyoming to score a handful of 40 round PMAG’s either. Lots of Colorado plates. Even if the lawsuit is unsuccessful, which we’re hoping isn’t the case, the laws have done nothing except cost everyone an extra $10 on our 4473’s.

      I didn’t say you were lumping us in with the likes of California and Connecticut, but in case that thought crossed anyone’s mind, I figured I would dispel it proactively. We’re doing just fine because, last I checked, civil disobedience is still as American as apple pie.

      • valorius

        Fight the good fight citizen.

        • gunslinger

          DO NOT PICK UP THAT CAN

      • Blake

        Best post I’ve seen here in a while. Awesome.

    • Cymond

      Every major gun maker, yes, but I also see a kind of honor in the small niche companies that manufacture special guns for the gun owners in ‘enemy’ states. I’m very thankful for companies that specialize in manufacturing California-compliant firearms.

      • valorius

        They should still be located somewhere besides California though.

  • Zachary marrs

    Well now, I reckon I oughta get me a 590 in order to welcome them to Texas!

  • M@

    Maybe this will help with their horrendous customer service!!!