Fiocchi USA announces expansion in Arkansas
Fiocchi of America announced an important industrial expansion in the US with the opening of a new plant in Little Rock, Arkansas, to operate in tandem with the Company's historic US-based plant of Ozark, MO
Fiocchi of America – the US-based subsidiary of Fiocchi Munizioni of Italy, one of the world's biggest manufacturers of hunting, sport shooting, and defensive ammunition – has announced a new industrial expansion in the United States with the opening of a new plant in Little Rock, Arkansas, that will operate in tandem with the Company's own long-standing plant in Ozark, Missouri.
The opening of the new plant is part of the Fiocchi Group's ongoing strategic initiative to expand its north American operations to meet the increasing demand of the US and international markets.
«Fiocchi identified Arkansas as a primary target for its expansion based on the skilled labor of the State, business climate, and geographic location. This investment is a unique opportunity for Fiocchi». said Jared Smith, Fiocchi’s General Manager.
The establishment of the new industrial platform follows Fiocchi's recent infrastructure and proprietary technology acquisitions – all of which are intended to significantly broaden the Company's manufacturing capabilities in response to increased demand and projected growth trends.
Hiring needs will be met by tapping local and regional talent, with an initial hiring of around 85 skilled employees to be followed by additional workforce increases planned along with the growth of the operation towards full capacity potential.
«We are excited to start this new chapter of Fiocchi’s history here in Arkansas», said Anthony Acitelli, President and CEO of Fiocchi of America. «The plant is a state-of-the-art production facility that will be instrumental in offering our customers premium products and unparalleled service levels».
«It's with great pleasure that we welcome Fiocchi to Arkansas» said Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson. «One of my goals has been to increase foreign direct investment in the State, and this is a great example of what can happen when the state and local partners work together to nurture relationships with current and prospective leaders across the globe. I look forward to watching Fiocchi grow and prosper here».
In addition to manufacturing ammunition for personal defense, sport shooting, hunting and professional applications, Fiocchi is a leading manufacturer of cartridge components used around the world. The new expansion initiative is a positive signal for the broader shooting and sporting communities.