ShellTech Plant Opening in Kentucky

by
posted on July 5, 2017
si-news-2015-5-28-15.jpg (43)

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.

Latest

Mossberg 500 and 590 shotguns
Mossberg 500 and 590 shotguns

Mossberg 500 and 590: America’s Defensive Shotguns

Since 1961, the O.F. (Oscar Frederick) Mossberg company has sold more than 11 million of its Model 500 pump-action shotguns, making it the most popular shotgun of all time, if not one of the most sold guns in any category, period.

Customizing the Colt Detective Special

Got a gun with that has seen better days? Perhaps Grandpa’s favorite gun was obviously “well loved?” Talented gunsmiths and other artisans are out there who can give your favorite firearm a much-needed face-lift.

First Look: Dead Air Armament Primal Suppressor

Dead Air Armament is adding the Primal, a new.46-caliber magnum rated suppressor to their lineup of firearms sound suppressors.

9/11 20 Years Later: A Special Smith & Wesson

There are still heroes in this world. We mourn the loss of one some 20 years later on the 20th anniversary of the September 11th attacks.

Why Defensive Firearms Training is So Important

Yes, you may never have to fire your handgun in defense of your life or family, but the possibility always exists.

Review: Smith & Wesson Shield Plus

In retrospect, Smith & Wesson had nobody to blame for the situation but themselves. The company didn’t invent the subcompact, lightweight, single-stack nine, of course. Walther and Beretta had preceded the original Shield to market by a few years with the PPS and the Nano, respectively, and Kahr had more or less created the niche back in the 1990s.

Interests



Get the best of Shooting Illustrated delivered to your inbox.