LMT Defense Opens The New Facility in Eldridge, Iowa

    LMT Defense Opens The New Facility in Eldridge, Iowa

    LMT Defense has announced the opening of their new facility located in Eldridge, Iowa. The construction works of the facility began in 2018. This decision was made to allow the company to expand and fulfill the new orders and contracts, namely, the recent Estonian Defence Forces contract.

    LMT MARSL16NZR New Zealand Reference Rifle – the civilian version of the New Zealand contract MARS-L rifle

    Here is what the company had to say about the opening of the new facility.

    We are pleased to announce the opening of the new facility in Eldridge, Iowa. This state of the art facility is nearly 3 times the size of the our previous plant in Milan, IL. We are tremendously excited by the opportunities provided by room to grow, expand, and improve our manufacturing processes and capabilities. LMT Defense was able to quickly and efficiently perform a move, of dozens of class leading CNC machines, over 120 employees, and nearly 40 years of experience in just a matter of a few weeks.

    Construction of the new LMT building began in early 2018 in Eldridge, IA. The building was custom built to meet our growing needs to handle a larger capacity of business to include large contracts while continuing to support the ever booming commercial firearm market with our growing lines of MSR’s (Modern Sporting Rifles.)

    This plant construction follows closely on the heels of LMT Defense’s selection into the tender process for the new rifles for the Estonia Defence Force. We are proud to announce that we have been chosen as the winner of this extensive contract to provide AR 15 and AR 10 type rifles from our MARS family of modular weapons, as well as 40mm Grenade Launchers.

    The company also noted that the new address (see on the top image) must now be used for all the correspondence and shipments.

    TFB has been following the Estonian trials and have covered the start of the trials, the LMT’s victory in the trials, the announcement of the contract award as well as the LMT’s plans of moving to Iowa.


    Images from www.lmtdefense.com

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