New Ammunition Maker To Employ 150 People

    Cape Fear Arsenal is a new ammunition manufacturer. They busy setting up a factory in Lumberton, NC. and plan on employing 150 staff. The Fay Observer reports

    An ammunition manufacturer on Wednesday announced plans to create 150 jobs and invest more than $15.2 million over the next three years in Robeson County.
    Cape Fear Arsenal, a new corporation that manufactures projectiles, casings and loaded ammunition, will move into the former Soldier Solutions building on Starlite Drive in Lumberton.

    Salaries will vary by job, but the average annual wage will be $41,559 plus benefits, according to a statement from Gov. Pat McCrory’s office. The average annual wage in Robeson County is $26,832, the statement said.

    The company’s products will be sold primarily to law enforcement. The company also anticipates bidding on contracts for the military and state agencies.

    CEO David Hargitt said the start-up company was ready to put down roots in Dillon, S.C., when “things didn’t work out.” Hargitt said he spoke with other South Carolina and North Carolina counties before selecting Robeson.

    “Robeson County was the best fit for us,” Hargitt said Wednesday. “It was a combination of the number of facilities, what the county and the state could do for us as a start-up company.”

    Any increase in supply will be greatly appreciated.

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