Ruger has announced plans to increase factory capacity in Mayodan, NC, over the course of the next 3 years at a cost of $10 million. The expansion will add 60 new employees to a staff that already numbers nearly 500.
“We are thrilled to achieve so many goals with this project,” said Mickey Wilson, Ruger’s vice president of Mayodan operations. “This expansion will help us to grow our business and further expand our diverse lineup of rugged, reliable firearms, while expanding our presence in Rockingham County.”
The announcement, released late last year, came as welcome news for the rural region of NC. Salaries for the new jobs are expected to average $44,033 per year, creating an annual payroll impact for the region of more than $2 million. Rockingham County’s overall annual wages average $35,146. Ruger’s new positions will include production associates and supervisors.
“Expansions by existing companies are compelling evidence North Carolina’s economic assets and business climate remain competitive,” said Commerce Secretary Anthony M. Copeland. “I congratulate Ruger for its growth and commend state and local partners that supported its success in Rockingham County.”