Guns Kimber Expands Manufacturing Facilities To Alabama Industry News January 10, 2018 Join the Conversation Written by Jacki Billings Kimber branches out, announcing a new manufacturing facility in Alabama aimed at bringing more products to more consumers. Kimber said its rapid growth over the past 21 years had dictated the need for more space and more workers. The company already has two manufacturing locations in New York and Montana. The new facility will take up residence about an hour outside Montgomery in the town of Troy, Alabama. Consumer demand for Kimber’s flashy firearms was the driving force behind the Alabama facility. The gun maker, who released several new products at the end of last year, says the new factory is expected to ease the pressures of that demand by doubling manufacturing capacity. “Due to an unprecedented year-over-year growth in demand, every time the company has embarked upon a planned expansion, the newly created capacity is exhausted before the expansion is complete,” said James Cox, Kimber’s chief financial officer. “As we continue to move into uncharted waters in regards to Kimber product demand, it was important to us to build a facility that will allow us to secure a significant new plateau of capacity.” Kimber, who made the announcement Tuesday, said plans down South have finally been ironed out for the state-of-the-art facility. The new plant’s focus will encompass both design engineering as well as actual production. “We will be building a large, automated, state-of-the-art design engineering and manufacturing facility in Troy to support Kimber’s growth plan and strategy,” said Greg Grogan, Kimber’s chief operating officer. “This expansion, in conjunction with our existing manufacturing facilities, talented and experienced employees, and best-in-class products provides for exciting times here at Kimber.” Kimber expects to set up shop quickly, kicking off operations in the new facility in early 2019. Explore RECOILweb:Guns & Tactics asks, Is the .380 Pocket Pistol Dead?Visualizing ZerosNostalgiaRECOILtv NRA 2018: Vortex Optics Razor HD Gen II-E Riflescopes NEXT STEP: Download Your Free Target Pack from RECOILFor years, RECOIL magazine has treated its readers to a full-size (sometimes full color!) shooting target tucked into each big issue. Now we've compiled over 50 of our most popular targets into this one digital PDF download. From handgun drills to AR-15 practice, these 50+ targets have you covered. Print off as many as you like (ammo not included). Click here to get IMMEDIATE ACCESS to a digital PDF of this target pack!