June 24, 2021
With millions of dollars already invested, Sig Sauer is ready to expand its ammunition production within their Jacksonville plant. By shifting their shipping and receiving departments into a new space, the company opened thousands of square feet for additional machinery within their current facility. The proposed expansion plan is mainly focused on increasing the quantity of pistol ammunition, but Sig Sauer also plans to invest in creating a new, in-house primer production unit. This addition will better support the bullet, brass, and finished ammo units that are already in place, thus creating a facility that manufactures the whole bullet.
In a recent interview, Daryl Hanna, chief strategy officer for Sig Sauer, hinted that the company will be investing in state-of-the-art, high-speed, horizontal, cold forming equipment to produce pistol brass. These units will run alongside optical and laser inspection machines for precision quality control.
With all these added production methods, Sig Sauer is shooting to double pistol-caliber ammunition numbers. The company currently employs about 220 workers in the Jacksonville location, but there are currently another 40 job openings available. These added jobs come at a perfect time to help people get back into the workforce.
The expansion of production means will help to end the shortage of ammo that has come from a historical growth in shooting popularity in the past year along with overbuying due to the civil unrest, the pandemic, and product shortages. We can't wait to see what Sig Sauer can pump out once their facilities are at full output levels.