LITTLE ROCK — The Daisy plant in Rogers will expand and become the joint headquarters of Daisy and Gamo Outdoor USA, the president of the two companies said Wednesday.
Keith Higginbotham made the announcement at the Shooting Hunting Outdoor Trade show in Law Vegas, where he was joined by Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson, according to a release from the Arkansas Economic Development Commission.
Higginbotham said the two air gun makers will add 25 jobs at the Rogers facility over the next two years. The plant currently employs 65 people year-round and 20 people seasonally.
“Having our management team, warehouse and shipping operations under one roof will bring efficiencies to our operation and strengthen our ability to better serve our retail customers and consumers,” Higginbotham said, according to the release.
Hutchinson, who last year became the first Arkansas governor to attend the SHOT show, said, “It’s an honor to join Daisy and Gamo Outdoor USA as they share plans to grow in the state. We are home to a workforce with the specific skills needed to manufacture their products, a central location that allows these companies to ship products throughout the U.S. and world efficiently, and leadership that supports the Second Amendment.”
State incentives the companies are eligible to receive for the project include a cash rebate equal to 3.9 percent of total payroll associated with the expansion for three years; sales tax refunds on building materials, taxable machinery and equipment associated with the expansion; and $50,000 for worker training.