New Firearms Plant Coming to Troy

Jan 10, 2018

Kimber Manufacturing handguns

Troy is about to see a big economic boost with more than 350 new jobs coming to the city after a leading firearms maker announced it will soon build a facility there.

Gov. Kay Ivey's office confirmed yesterday that Kimber Manufacturing, based in Yonkers, New York, will invest $38 million over the next five years. The facility should be up and running by early 2019. Ivey says Kimber's investment in Troy will create a significant number of high-paying design engineering and manufacturing jobs.

Kimber's chief operating officer, Greg Grogan, says the company will build a large, automated, state-of-the-art design engineering and manufacturing facility in Troy to support the company's strategic growth plans.

Troy Mayor Jason Reeves says the city already has a strong manufacturing base, and Kimber will substantially add to that foundation.