Kahr Plans Major Expansion In Pennsylvania, Move of Corporate HQ

Kahr Arms is in negotiations to purchase more than 600 acres in Pike County, PA for the purposes of building a new manufacturing facility and corporate headquarters.  If the plans stay on track, the company expects to break ground for construction later this year.

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According to Kahr:

The first step in the multi-phased plan will begin with site preparation and office construction as early as late this year. This will be followed by the relocation of company corporate offices and the research and development department. In the second phase, manufacturing operations will be expanded to the Pike County location to meet the increasing demand for its Kahr Arms, Thompson, Auto-Ordnance, and Magnum Research product lines.

Kahr Arms is one of several firearms manufacturers planning on expanding production.  In an April earnings call, Ruger’s president announced a search was underway for a third manufacturing facility to produce up to ten new lines of firearms.  Smith & Wesson talked about continued expansion of the company’s manufacturing capacity in an earning’s call last month.

In a press release, Kahr states the current manufacturing facilities in Worcester, MA and Pillager, MN will remain open and running at full capacity.

No word on what impact the recent anti-gun legislation in the state of New York had on the company’s decision to relocate its corporate headquarters.

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  1. Well, I’m glad to see another plant expanding. It’s tough finding guns right now, but with more and more people becoming gun owners, expanded capacity is absolutely needed.

  2. This is good news! I didn’t know about the Ruger expansion either. Thanks for the link/report on that also!

  3. This is good news for Kahr and for the firearms industry. These last few years have been particularly rough, and I think Kahr is making a wise move to escape harsh laws. However, Pennsylvania is only a few steps up on that gauge.

    Many other manufacturers are looking “out West” like Texas, Oklahoma, and Montana for states much friendlier to the firearms industry. Either way it sends a clear financial message to the state governments of both states – the one they’re leaving, and the one they’re moving to.

    • I guess I understand PA since it is close to where they are now, but if I was running the show, I’d get as far from the NE United States as possible.

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