Kalashnikov USA recently announced it will relocate to South Florida.
Currently located in Tullytown, Pa., the U.S. firm decided to start building AK47-style weapons in the U.S. to skirt sanctions that ban imports of the iconic Russian rifle.
The firm unveiled its new brand – Kalashnikov USA – at SHOT Show in January.
The new facility will include corporate offices and allow for manufacturing, warehousing and shipping functions to occur in one location.
The move, which will take place over the next several months, will not affect the projected 2015 second quarter shipping of the new Kalashnikov USA firearms, according to a recent press release from Kalashnikov USA.
“With the growth of the company, manufacturing requirements and the rebranding efforts now underway, Kalashnikov USA felt the time was right to move the headquarters where we can incorporate our new manufacturing capabilities,” Thomas McCrossin, CEO of Kalashnikov USA said.
“Our new facility in South Florida offers the opportunity to expand as we grow while offering customers increased customer support and firearms produced using the latest manufacturing technologies and materials.”
The new US132 modern rifle and US109 tactical shotgun are on target to be released early this summer, McCrossin said.