True to their word, MagPul Industries has announced that they are moving their manufacturing and headquarters facilities out of Colorado in the wake of that state’s legislative actions to effectively outlaw the sales of their products. MagPul’s factory is moving to Wyoming while their HQ is moving to Texas.
Magpul Industries has announced that it will relocate its manufacturing, distribution and shipping operations to Cheyenne, Wyoming. Governor Matt Mead expressed his support in helping with the move, which begins immediately and his appreciation for Magpul recognizing the state’s benefits to a manufacturing company.
The company plans to lease a 58,000 square foot manufacturing and distribution facility while the construction of a new 100,000+ square foot build-to-suit facility is being completed in the Cheyenne Business Parkway. This two-phased approach allows for rapid movement of operations out of Colorado where the company is currently located. Additionally, Magpul is moving its corporate headquarters to Texas.
I mentioned MagPul in 2 previous posts, one in which I also referenced Beretta’s talk of moving out of Maryland and Smith & Wesson considering moving out of New York. Both of those firms cite the exact same reason as MagPul – a steadily worsening business climate driven by nonsense legislative action implementing more demonstrably ineffective “gun control.”
The other post, I’d like to remind all involved, dealt with the voter ramifications of pushing those laws. Colorado saw 2 of their fairly “big deal” Democrats get recalled specifically over their votes to enact those laws. Of course, that didn’t repeal those laws, so, MagPul was still left with the situation where the Colorado government was basically asking them to stay and pay their taxes but not sell their products in the state. I do hope Coloradans are paying attention to the fact that they’re losing a long-time community industry, the hundred of jobs related to that, and a consistent contributor to their tax base. They should act accordingly.