Mississippi Development Authority (MDA) Tuesday announced that APEX Ammunition LLC, a Mississippi-based company, is expanding into a new manufacturing plant in Columbus. The project represents a corporate investment of nearly $4.45 million and will create 64 direct jobs.
“Mississippi is incredibly proud of our firearms and ammunition industry, and we are excited to welcome APEX Ammunition’s expansion in the Golden Triangle,” said Gov. Tate Reeves. “APEX is yet another example of a homegrown company attaining lasting success in our state.”
APEX Ammunition, which is relocating to a larger facility in Columbus, manufactures premium shotgun ammunition for online retail and wholesale dealer sales. Rehabilitation of the newly purchased building will begin this summer, and manufacturing operations at the site will commence in late 2023.
“MDA has worked diligently with APEX Ammunition and our economic development partners at the Golden Triangle Development LINK, Lowndes County and the city of Columbus to foster job creation and increase the quality of life in this important region,” said MDA Deputy Executive Director Laura Hipp. “The jobs provided by APEX Ammunition will have a significant positive impact across the entire Golden Triangle Region for years to come.”
MDA is providing assistance for building improvement. MDA also is providing assistance through the Mississippi Flexible Tax Incentive, or MFLEX. Lowndes County and the city of Columbus are assisting with the project, as well.
“APEX Ammunition has strong ties to Columbus, and the state of Mississippi has made a concerted effort to support our expansion and growth trajectory,” said Jason Lonsberry, President and CEO, APEX Ammunition LLC. “The new manufacturing facility gives us room to significantly increase production to meet the surging demand for our ammunition, and we will be adding numerous jobs to achieve this.”
APEX Ammunition plans on filling positions at the facility over the next few years.