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    From Knoxville News Sentinel | Firearms maker SCCY brings 350 jobs, headquarters to Blount County:

    MARYVILLE – Handgun maker SCCY Industries will move its factory and headquarters from Daytona Beach, Fla., to a new 68-acre campus in Maryville’s Big Springs Industrial Park.

    The move will bring a minimum of 350 jobs to Blount County over five years, said Joe Roebuck, founder and CEO of SCCY.

    "When we say we're going to employ 350 people, that's very conservative,” he said.

    Roebuck and company President Wayne Holt came to the Blount Partnership office for the Wednesday afternoon announcement, along with state and local officials.

    “Today Blount County has another winner,” said Bob Rolfe, Tennessee Department of Economic & Community Development commissioner. Roebuck had many options for his new location, but was attracted by Tennessee’s friendliness for economic development and Maryville’s quality of life, Rolfe said.

    Roebuck employs about 200 in his Florida factory, but plans to move only “a few key people,” maybe a half-dozen, to Tennessee as he gradually shuts down the Daytona Beach facility, he said.

    Roebuck said he hopes to start construction on a 75,000-square-foot plant late this year or early next, and begin production in mid- to late 2018. Initially, it will have about 200 employees, hired locally, and SCCY will add 50 to 60 people per year for the following three years, he said.

    "Anything from office work to machine operator all the way up to high-level administrator” will be hired, Roebuck said. He also intends to start a paid four-year apprenticeship program.

    Roebuck plans a campus of five industrial buildings, plus a “sky lodge” to house visiting industry leaders and gun writers, with an outdoor shooting range, he said.

    The new facility involves a $22.5 million investment, according to the announcement. Roebuck said he plans to move about $10 million in equipment in stages to Maryville.
    Over the past year or so, I have been slowly convinced that the SCCY CPX-2 is a cost-effective and reliable handgun. I still have issues with it and recommend other handguns. I am happy to have SCCY Industries in my area.

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    Once they get to Tennessee I may very well purchase one, since I live so close to where they are going to be made.
    "Lets Be Careful Out There!"


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