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In Case You Missed It: Magpul Industries to Move Headquarters to Texas
Magpul Industries ^ | Jan 2, 2014 | Governor Rick Perry

Posted on 01/02/2014 2:56:48 PM PST by Texas Fossil

Office of the Governor

Rick Perry

For Immediate Distribution

Jan. 2, 2014

Press Release

Governor’s Press Office: 512-463-1826

Lucy Nashed: lucy.nashed@gov.texas.gov

In Case You Missed It: Magpul Industries to Move Headquarters to Texas

AUSTIN – Firearm accessories manufacturer Magpul Industries has announced it is relocating its corporate headquarters from Colorado to Texas. Magpul began a nationwide relocation search following the passage of anti-2nd Amendment legislation in Colorado this summer that made it difficult for the company to do business.

“In Texas, we understand that freedom breeds prosperity, which is why we’ve built our economy around principles that allow employers to innovate, keep more of what they earn, and create jobs,” Gov. Perry said. “I’m proud that Magpul is the latest employer to join the ranks of companies that call Texas home.”

“Excessive government regulation undermines a culture based on personal responsibility and creates a detrimental business environment,” Magpul CEO Richard Fitzpatrick said. “Texas supports personal freedoms and our company will thrive in that environment.”

Gov. Perry has reached out to more than 30 firearm manufacturers in states across the country that are considering restricting sales and manufacturing in the industry. Magpul cited the Lone Star State’s business-friendly environment, predictable regulations and consistent respect for the Second Amendment as key elements in its decision to relocate.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events; US: Colorado; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: banglist; colorado; headquarters; magpul; moving; texas
Talk about good news to begin the New Year with here in Texas.

Governor Perry really likes this part of his job.

Now our brothers in CO can finish the job they started with the recall elections and vote CO Governor Chickenpooper out of office. Put the ComDem Gun Grabbers on the run and their criminals in Jail.

1 posted on 01/02/2014 2:56:48 PM PST by Texas Fossil
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To: Texas Fossil

Perry has earned the right to rub it in.


2 posted on 01/02/2014 3:01:36 PM PST by Publius ("Who is John Galt?" by Billthedrill and Publius now available at Amazon.)
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To: Texas Fossil

I already checked Monster. They haven’t advertised any jobs yet.


3 posted on 01/02/2014 3:03:36 PM PST by Gen.Blather
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To: Publius

Yes, indeed. Go Rick.

I so love it.

Now we need an ammo loading line and a bullet manufacturer.


4 posted on 01/02/2014 3:03:41 PM PST by Texas Fossil
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To: Gen.Blather

They haven’t decided on the exact location. Think I read there were 3 possible locations being considered.

I am really happy about this.


5 posted on 01/02/2014 3:04:38 PM PST by Texas Fossil
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To: Texas Fossil

I heard production is going to Cheyenne, Wyoming. Just corporate HQ will be in TX. I’m not sure if that’s accurate.


6 posted on 01/02/2014 3:06:09 PM PST by Choose Ye This Day (Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy. -- Churchill)
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To: Texas Fossil

“They haven’t decided on the exact location. Think I read there were 3 possible locations being considered.”

That’s okay. I can spend a few weeks in Colorado getting them ready to move.


7 posted on 01/02/2014 3:06:23 PM PST by Gen.Blather
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To: Texas Fossil

Most jobs will move to Wyoming.

http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_24833568/magpul-pulling-up-states-heading-out-colorado


8 posted on 01/02/2014 3:07:58 PM PST by Choose Ye This Day (Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy. -- Churchill)
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To: Gen.Blather

And your compensation would be? LOL!


9 posted on 01/02/2014 3:08:49 PM PST by rktman (Under my plan(scheme), the price of EVERYTHING will necessarily skyrocket! Period.)
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To: Choose Ye This Day; Windflier; y'all
From the statement, at link...

MAGPUL INDUSTRIES ANNOUNCES PLANS FOR RELOCATION

Company Is Moving Operations to Wyoming and Texas

Magpul Industries announced today that it is relocating its operations to Wyoming and Texas.

The company is relocating manufacturing, distribution and shipping operations to Cheyenne, Wyoming. Magpul is leasing a 58,000 square foot manufacturing and distribution facility during the construction of a 100,000 square foot build-to-suit facility in the Cheyenne Business Parkway. The Wyoming relocation is being completed with support from Governor Matt Mead, the Wyoming Business Council and Cheyenne LEADS.

Magpul is moving its corporate headquarters to Texas. Three North Central Texas sites are under final consideration, and the transition to the Texas headquarters will begin as soon as the facility is selected. The Texas relocation is being accomplished with support from Governor Rick Perry and the Texas Economic Development Corporation.

“Magpul made the decision to relocate in March 2013 and has proceeded on an aggressive but deliberate path” says Doug Smith, Chief Operating Officer for Magpul Industries. “These dual moves will be carried out in a manner that ensures our operations and supply chain will not be interrupted and our loyal customers will not be affected.”

The company began a nationwide search for a new base of operations after legislation was enacted in Colorado that dramatically limits the sale of firearms accessories – the core of Magpul’s business. Magpul plans on initially transitioning 92% of its current workforce outside of Colorado within 12-16 months and will maintain only limited operations in Colorado.

"Moving operations to states that support our culture of individual liberties and personal responsibility is important,” says Richard Fitzpatrick, Chief Executive Officer for Magpul Industries. “This relocation will also improve business operations and logistics as we utilize the strengths of Texas and Wyoming in our expansion.”

About Magpul
Founded in 1999, Magpul was launched to manufacture an innovative device to aid in the manipulation of rifle magazines while reloading under stress. The company’s name comes from the original product called the Magpul. Over the last decade Magpul has continued to grow and develop into additional product areas using much the same mission and process with a focus on innovation, creativity, and efficiency.

10 posted on 01/02/2014 3:11:09 PM PST by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: Jane Long

No surprise that neither state has an income tax.


11 posted on 01/02/2014 3:12:50 PM PST by Choose Ye This Day (Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy. -- Churchill)
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To: rktman

“And your compensation would be? LOL!”

Negotiable. I’m an enthusiastic supporter. I’m ready to move to Texas.


12 posted on 01/02/2014 3:13:44 PM PST by Gen.Blather
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To: Choose Ye This Day

I am sure that is true initially.

Now why would they move “only” the headquarters to TX? I am sure they plan to expand production to TX too.

I had previously read that they had decided to have multiple production locations to avoid the mess they had in CO.

And it may be that TX will assist with some product expansion plans that were already in discussion while in CO.

Net effect will be good.


13 posted on 01/02/2014 3:14:54 PM PST by Texas Fossil
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To: Texas Fossil

Colorado’s message to businesses seems to be:

Drugs and high taxes, yes.

Bullets, no.


14 posted on 01/02/2014 3:15:15 PM PST by Choose Ye This Day (Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy. -- Churchill)
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To: Texas Fossil

Haaa haaaa haaaaa!!!!!

Welcome to the republic of Texas.


15 posted on 01/02/2014 3:18:43 PM PST by Farnsworth (Now playing in America: "Stupid is the new normal")
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To: Choose Ye This Day

Colorado Governor’s message. People of CO (away from Denver & Lib bastions) feel totally different.

Lots of hunters and sportsmen. They despise the ComDems as much as we do. Not sure how many FR members there are in CO, but they are here.


16 posted on 01/02/2014 3:26:37 PM PST by Texas Fossil
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To: Choose Ye This Day
And, they're both Right-to-Work states.

Welcome to Texas, Magpul. What can we build for you?

17 posted on 01/02/2014 3:28:41 PM PST by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: Jane Long

bump


18 posted on 01/02/2014 3:36:28 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: Texas Fossil

How would you like to be the guy who walks out on the factory floor where people are making guns and announce “We’re closing down and moving to Texas. I advise you to start looking for a job.”


19 posted on 01/02/2014 3:36:29 PM PST by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: Texas Fossil

as long as they stay away from Austin


20 posted on 01/02/2014 3:36:52 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: VerySadAmerican

There is already in production in Wyoming now. CO will be phased out. Everybody knows it. All out in open from beginning.

I read comments about some from the Remington plant that relocated to Texas. Sounded like to me they were excited about the move. Don’t expect MagPull to be any different.


21 posted on 01/02/2014 3:42:55 PM PST by Texas Fossil
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To: Farnsworth

Welcome Indeed.

Now we need to build on this and the Remington plant relocation. These industries build in clusters. We need the gun manufacturers in TX. Texas will support them, they will grow.


22 posted on 01/02/2014 3:44:40 PM PST by Texas Fossil
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To: Texas Fossil

Heck Yeah....


23 posted on 01/02/2014 3:53:23 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Texas Fossil
Lots of hunters and sportsmen.

I would love to go hunting in Colorado. I can't understand how the libs have taken over what should be a sportsman's paradise.

But Hey, we have Magpul headed our way, hopefully they and Remington will hold the door open for the rest.

24 posted on 01/02/2014 4:05:19 PM PST by DeepInTheHeartOfTexas
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To: Texas Fossil
Talk about good news to begin the New Year with here in Texas.

Ain't it though? This is great news!

25 posted on 01/02/2014 4:13:08 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Jane Long

Thanks for the ping, Jane. This is great news for Texas, and for freedom lovers all over the USA.


26 posted on 01/02/2014 4:28:44 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Windflier

Welcome to Texas. We look forward to the economic boom you will bring, as well as more jobs. Word of caution though: don’t move to Austin. Pick somewhere where your stand will be as appreciated as the jobs you bring.


27 posted on 01/02/2014 4:50:42 PM PST by Toirdhealbheach Beucail (Am fear nach gheibh na h-airm 'n am na sith, cha bith iad aige 'nam a chogaidh)
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To: Texas Fossil

Need to send old Good Hair Perry out again...


28 posted on 01/02/2014 5:34:11 PM PST by Farnsworth (Now playing in America: "Stupid is the new normal")
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To: Texas Fossil

Every company that believes in freedom needs to move south...


29 posted on 01/02/2014 7:46:57 PM PST by GOPJ ("Remember who the real enemy is... ")
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To: Texas Fossil

According to the following press release, Magpul will be moving their operations to Wyoming and Texas. They will maintain an office in Colorado, primarily for the purpose of helping to fight the restrictive gun laws there.


30 posted on 01/03/2014 6:54:27 AM PST by KeyLargo
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To: KeyLargo

Thanks, that makes sense.


31 posted on 01/03/2014 7:23:52 AM PST by Texas Fossil
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