CrossBreed Holsters has announced plans to expand by making a $600,000 capital investment to expand its plant and production capacity. Once completed, it will bring 10 new jobs to the Springfield, MO, area, where the firm is headquartered.
The company was adding workforce long before last year’s record-breaking rush on guns and gear. The growing reputation for CrossBreed’s holsters resulted in its team growing by 50 percent in the past few years, long before the pandemic. The new facility will efficiently address anticipated future growth.
“The high standard of quality built into every product we sell and ingrained into every employee we have has continued to propel our business to newer and greater levels of success each year,” said Carol Craighead, CrossBreed Holsters owner. “Each position we add is not only an investment in our business, but an investment in Springfield and all of greater Southwest Missouri that we are so fortunate to call home.”
Established in 2005, CrossBreed Holsters manufactures handmade firearm holsters. Its products have gained national recognition for innovative design and high-quality features without the nonfunctional elements of traditional holsters.
“During this pandemic, our citizens have relied on new opportunities to support their families and livelihoods,” Missouri Gov. Mike Parson (R) said. “CrossBreed Holsters’ expansion is another example of resilience and dedication of Missouri’s businesses to the people of our state.”
CrossBreed Holsters currently employs 58 people. For the expansion, CrossBreed Holsters collaborated with the Missouri Works Program, an incentive tool to aid in company growth and worker retention by providing access to capital through withholdings or tax credits for job creation.
“We are excited about CrossBreed Holsters expansion in Springfield,” Department of Economic Development Director Rob Dixon said. “Businesses continue to choose Missouri to expand because we focus on workforce development, infrastructure, and maintaining our pro-growth business climate.”