Magpul is without a doubt one of the most recognizable and widely admired brands in the firearms industry. Just about everyone uses their products (myself included), and they have done more to change the look and feel of AR-15 rifles than any other company in the last decade. When Colorado’s legislature went off the deep end in the post-Sandy Hook legislative fervor, Magpul announced that they would be pulling up stakes and leaving their home state for good. They wanted to show the legislature that their actions had real and lasting consequences, and Magpul is making good on that promise. Now, word comes that Magpul has finally decided on a new home for their corporate headquarters as well as a home base for manufacturing: Austin, Texas.
From the press release:
Austin, TX – Magpul Industries today announced the following facility updates:
Magpul’s corporate headquarters has moved to Texas and is located at 8226 Bee Caves Road, Austin, TX 78746. This property was placed under contract in March 2014 and closed in November 2014. During this acquisition period, Magpul’s corporate headquarter functions were transitioned to a temporary facility in Texas to facilitate the final corporate relocation.
Magpul’s Wyoming manufacturing and distribution center will open in January 2015 and is located at 7201 Commerce Circle, Cheyenne, WY 82007. A 50,000 sqft addition is scheduled to be completed in December 2014 and Magpul manufacturing and distribution functions will be transitioned to the 185,000 sqft facility beginning on January 12, 2015. All of Magpul’s existing Colorado facilities will close during the first quarter of 2015. Magpul will open a single administrative location in Colorado to support the relocation and this site will then serve as a regional support office.
“These new facilities in Texas and Wyoming immediately enhance and expand the company’s business operations,” says Duane Liptak, Director of Product Management and Marketing for Magpul Industries. “Magpul remains committed to completing the final phases of this transition without disruption to our customers and business partners.
Over the last couple years, Texas has become the Mecca for firearms. The majority of the staff for this website (TTAG) has moved to the Austin / San Antonio area, and more and more companies are following suit.