FN Opening New Production Facility In Pickens County, South Carolina

FN said when completed, the new $33 million facility will add more than 100,000-square-feet to its manufacturing capacity.

posted on April 28, 2023
FN recently announced a second production facility that will be located in Pickens County, South Carolina, which is highlighted on the map above.

FN America recently announced plans to open a new production facility in Pickens County, South Carolina. This will be FN’s second production facility in the state.

With plans to break ground in 2024, the company will invest $33 million into the construction of the more than 100,000-square-foot facility, which will be built over two phases. The anticipated completion date of the new facility is in 2025.

FN said that in total, the South Carolina expansion will add 176 jobs to the company’s workforce.

For more than 40 years, the company’s primary production facility has been located in Richland County, South Carolina, producing more than one million small arms under contract to the U.S. Department of Defense. FN America was originally established in the United States in 1979 and opened its doors in 1981 to produce the M240 medium machine gun, a variant of the FN MAG-58, under contract to the U.S. Army.

Currently, FN America employs more than 600 individuals to produce firearms, accessories and other products for the U.S. military, law enforcement agencies and civilian customers. The company has produced the M4A1, M16A4, M249 light machine gun, M240 medium machine gun and FN SCAR under contract for the U.S. military, as well as the FN 509 striker-fired pistol line used by U.S. law enforcement agencies such as the Los Angeles Police Department.

“FN has experienced significant growth over the last several years and demand for our products continues to increase in all market segments that we serve,” Mark Cherpes, president and CEO for FN America, LLC, said. “Our new facility in Liberty, South Carolina, will allow us to expand our manufacturing capabilities and grow our highly skilled workforce to meet that new demand. We are proud to partner with Pickens County and the state of South Carolina on this expansion.”

Learn more at fnamerica.com.


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