Colorado ammo magazine maker moves HQ to Austin

Dec 1, 2014
Austin American Statesman

One of the country’s largest producers of ammunition magazines for guns has chosen Austin for its corporate headquarters, the company said

Magpul Industries Corp., formerly based in Erie, Colo., said its new corporate headquarters will be at 8226 Bee Caves Road in Austin. The company said it closed on the new facility in November

Magpul said it also has moved its production, distribution and shipping operations to Cheyenne, Wyo., where a manufacturing and distribution center is scheduled to open in January

Magpul officials had announced in January that they planned to move their operations out of Colorado because of new state laws that include restrictions on how many cartridges a magazine can hold. Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s office had reached out to Magpul, to encourage the company to relocate to Texas

Magpul did not say how many employees would move to the Austin facility. Company officials could not be reached for comment Friday

All of Magpul’s existing Colorado facilities will close during the first quarter of 2015, the company said. The company plans to open an administrative office in Colorado to support the relocation, with that site then serving as a regional support office after the move

“These new facilities in Texas and Wyoming immediately enhance and expand the company’s business operations,” Duane Liptak, director of product management and marketing for Magpul, said in a written statement. “Magpul remains committed to completing the final phases of this transition without disruption to our customers and business partners.”

Magpul did not disclose a purchase price for the Bee Caves Road property, but the property was previously being marketed by Oxford Commercial for $3.995 million. The site is 3.89 acres, with a 16,000 square foot office building

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