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Shotgun shell manufacturer on the way to East Texas

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Photo courtesy of the Marshall Economic Development Corporation. Photo courtesy of the Marshall Economic Development Corporation.
Photo courtesy of the Marshall Economic Development Corporation. Photo courtesy of the Marshall Economic Development Corporation.
Photo courtesy of the Marshall Economic Development Corporation. Photo courtesy of the Marshall Economic Development Corporation.
MARSHALL, Tx. (KTBS) -

An International shotgun shell manufacturer is coming to East Texas.

This week, Rio Ammunition held a groundbreaking ceremony in Marshall.

The Marshall Economic Development Corporation tells KTBS 3 News that the $7.4 million, 96,000 square foot facility will be constructed through an aggressive schedule over the next eight (8) months.

The new plant will produce a wide range of hunting and target load shotgun shells for the U.S. market.

Rio Ammunition will create up to eighty new jobs with a total capital investment in the community of $15 million.

The project will require an additional 100 construction jobs.

Production is anticipated to begin in the 2nd quarter of 2015.

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