by Guy J. Sagi - Wednesday, July 5, 2017
ShellTech, a new subsidiary of Shell Shock Technologies, is opening a high-volume ammunition casing plant that will create 50 full-time jobs in Eubank, KY. With an initial investment of $3.2 million, the 14,000-square-foot facility will manufacture the company’s NAS3 cases.
“We are proud to announce the creation of our subsidiary ShellTech,” said Craig Knight, president and CEO of Shell Shock Technologies and ShellTech.” This new high-volume manufacturing operation will significantly accelerate the rollout of Shell Shock’s NAS3 case technology. We are especially happy to be opening this plant in Pulaski County and can’t thank the county, the Commonwealth of Kentucky or the various regional and local development agencies enough for helping to make this plant a reality.”
NAS3 cases are 50 percent lighter than brass versions, offer greater lubricity and will not abrade, clog, foul, wear-out or damage breach and ejector mechanisms. They offer greater corrosion resistance, tensile strength (up to two times stronger) and elasticity than brass. NAS3 cases also minimize the chances of splitting, chipping, cracking or stretching and and can be reloaded more times than brass cases using S3 Reload dies. They can also be picked up with a magnet and the head can be color-coded for branding purposes or easy load identification.
The Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority has tentatively approved ShellTech for tax incentives of up to $800,000 through the Kentucky Business Investment program, which is designed to spur investment and job growth. In addition, the company can receive additional resources—such as no-cost recruitment and job placement services, reduced-cost customized training and job training incentives—through the Kentucky Skills Network.
The company’s popular 9 mm version, which was reviewed in the February 2017 issue of NRA’s Shooting Sports USA, will be the first to roll out of the plant. You can expect 5.56 NATO, .308 Win., .45 ACP, .380 ACP and .40 S&W cases to follow soon.
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