Daniel Defense, a manufacturer of firearms and accessories, will create 75 new jobs and invest $29.5 million to expand existing operations in Bryan County, according to a press release from Gov. Nathan Deal. The facility expansion is set to be finished by the end of summer 2017.
“Daniel Defense’s expansion in Bryan County is another example of Georgia’s business-friendly environment providing a foundation for sustained growth,” said Deal. “In this expansion, Daniel Defense is creating jobs for Georgia citizens and investing in resources that will enable the company to continue to grow.”
Daniel Defense was founded by Marty Daniel more than a decade ago in Chatham County. In 2009, Daniel Defense scaled operations and moved into the present facility in Bryan County at the Interstate Commerce Centre near Black Creek. As a result of a continued increase in production demand, Daniel Defense will consolidate its Bryan County facility and its Ridgeland, S.C., facility into a single operation.
“This consolidation will streamline our operational efficiencies on many different levels and will allow us to continue to grow our team,” Daniel said. “It is very important that we attract, hire and retain exceptional talent. This new facility will allow us to do just that, and continue to accelerate our market share in the firearms business.”
The expansion will create machining, engineering, assembling and marketing jobs.
“We are very pleased Daniel Defense has chosen to consolidate their operations in Georgia and specifically into a new facility in Interstate Centre in Bryan County,” said Derrick Smith, chairman of the Development Authority of Bryan County. “The consolidation will bring the company to 215 total employees in Bryan County. We are excited to work with Daniel Defense as they grow their business and continue to invest and create quality jobs in the community.”
For more information about the company, visit www.danieldefense.com.