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New Hampshire no more!

A gun manufacturer currently in New Hampshire has decided to move the entire operation to Georgia.

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Heckler & Koch operates the small gun and accessory company in Newington but will have the entire operation in Columbus, Ga by summer of 2017 after investing $28 million in a plant expansion.

“HK’s new U.S. factory will make use of advanced manufacturing technologies and will be staffed by German and American engineers and technicians,” said Francisco Hidalgo, CEO of HKUSA. “The HK products will maintain the same level of quality and reliability that the consumer has grown to expect from HK. Our company motto is and will remain ‘No Compromise’.”

The company has only been manufacturing pistols in the United States since 2008. Heckler & Koch is a German company known for making the HK MR556 and HK MR762 rifles – targeted for U.S. and foreign law enforcement and military customers.

Heckler & Koch announced the Georgia offered the company a hefty incentive package.

This is the second firearm entity to abandon New Hampshire in recent months. Sig Sauer recently picked Arkansas for expansion over New Hampshire.

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Jessica Szilagyi is statewide contributor for All On Georgia and Market Manager for Southeast Georgia. Her main focus with All On Georgia is state and local politics as well as agriculture. She’s served as a policy analyst at the State Capitol and as a campaign manager in political races across the state.

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