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A Look Back: Defense Manufacturer a Major Win For Missouri’s Economy

Range Sustainment BranchAll month long Missouri Partnership is taking a look back at 31 of Missouri’s biggest stories in economic development from the past year. Today we take a look back at American Marksman’s expansion in Independence, Missouri.

On November 23, American Marksman, LLC, a distributor and manufacturer of bullets of varying calibers, announced their plans to expand in Missouri with an ammunition remanufacturing facility just outside Kansas City. The new facility has created 65 new jobs for the region, and expects to see additional growth in the years to come.

“Missouri’s advanced manufacturing and defense sectors are continuing to grow and add jobs to our economy,” said Mike Downing, director of DED. “American Marksman’s decision to expand in Independence is a testament to Missouri’s strengths in these key sectors, including trained and available talent, and our strategic location for manufacturing companies as they distribute their products across North America.”

The facility focuses on U.S. Military ammunition pull-down, including packing & shipping, expanding into specialty recycling, manufacturing/remanufacturing, advanced research and development technology systems, and green technology ammunition projectiles.