Sturm, Ruger Acquires North Carolina Facility

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With demand for firearms running hotter than lead through a Gatling gun, Sturm, Ruger (NYSE: RGR  ) announced today that it has acquired a new production facility in Mayodan, N.C. 

As one of the leading firearms manufacturers and the only full-line manufacturer of American-made firearm, Ruger said the new facility is the company's first major expansion in more than 25 years. It anticipates the new facility will begin during the first quarter of 2014.

In its quarter ending July 1, Sturm, Ruger reported revenues surged 50% and profits rocketed 79% higher as National Instant Criminal Background Check System background checks rose 16% from the year-ago period. Ruger suffered from having insufficient distributor inventory on hand at the end of 2012, which severely limited the sell-through from independent distributors to retailers in the first half of 2013.

Manufacturing firearms for more than 60 years, Sturm, Ruger offers consumers about 400 variations of more than 30 product lines.

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