Sig Sauer’s Elite Performance Ammunition Moving

Elite Performance Ammunition

Sig Sauer has been planning a move of their Elite Performance Ammunition plant for quite some time. The Arkansas Economic Development Commission first released the news on May 4th of Sig Sauer‘s intentions. Their current Elite Performance Ammunition plant is located in Eubank, Kentucky and will be re-located to Jacksonville, Arkansas by year’s end.

The new location will employ approximately 50 people with room for expansion. Sig Sauer cited the greatest benefit of moving to Arkansas will be the economic incentives given by Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson. Governor Hutchinson attempted to woo and court Sig Sauer to the state for several months and was obviously successful in doing so. Sig Sauer also stated going to Arkansas was swayed by the good logistics for shipping in the region and the ability to expand the company in the future.

This is good for Sig Sauer’s vision of increased R&D, ballistics testing, and improving their burgeoning line of Elite Performance Ammunition. They want to compete in more than domestic markets. They want to be competitive on an international scale. This strategic re-location should ensure this happens.

Sig Sauer believes this transition will cement themselves as a truly complete firearms company. Within the last 2-3 years they have introduced silencers, optics, and most recently ammunition to their portfolio of product offerings. These additions are not ho-hum products either. They are all competing in the top of their respective product categories within the industry.

Many companies like Federal Premium, Winchester, and Hornady can not keep up with the current demands of the reloading and ammunition industries. This should bode well for Sig Sauer as they attempt to grow their market share and international presence.

Be on the watch for Sig Sauer to continually add new product lines as they compete on a grander scale throughout 2016 and the future.

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  • Harry’s Holsters

    I’m surprised it makes since economically to move their plant considering how short of a time they have manufactured ammo.

    They must be moving to a much higher production facility for this to make sense. Good for sig and hopefully we’ll start to see their ammo in shops soon.

    • Joe

      From my understanding, SIG ammo was being manufactured by L-Tech Enterprises in KY. This move will allow them to manufacture under their own roof, using their own plant and not have to outsource.

      • Harry’s Holsters

        This makes much more sense now.

    • derpmaster

      The move gets them a fair bit closer rail/truck freight wise to Southeast Missouri, which is a huge copper and lead producing region. I can imagine that the costs involved with shipping lead must be enormous.

      Eubank, KY is also seriously off the beaten path. I’m sure they thought it was advantageous business wise to be right outside a major city (Little Rock).

  • nova3930

    I’ve shot some of their 10mm. Probably the warmest of the inexpensive 10mm.

  • Dr. Longfellow Buchenrad

    Theres something to be said for a company being able to optimize all their products to work together in one package. Lets just hope Sig doesnt start requiring the use of certain proprietary products.

    It would be really cool if because of this Sig would start packaging all their new frearms with a box of their ammo. I dont know if there would be any legal issues to deal with, but I think it would be great advertising for their new ammo line.

  • Mack

    Are Sig Optics made in house in the US, or just rebranded/sub-contracted from another company? Been wanting to try one their scopes out.

    • Dave D

      The RDS are re-branded Holosun. Not sure why Sig can’t seem to get their RDS right. I’d suggest they stay out of the market rather than put out a product that can’t compete with an Aimpoint. Seems that these products bring the brand down and waste time they should be spending on putting out caliber conversions for the 556xi, MCX and MPX.

      Can’t speak for the scopes, but I suspect their also re-branded.