Bye brass, hi nickel: New ammo company replaces Sig Sauer in Kentucky county
By Jared Morgan
Shell Shock Technologies new ShellTech plant in Eubank, Kentucky. (Photo: Somerset-Pulaski County Development Foundation)
A new ammunition manufacturing company could be giving a small Kentucky county an economic boost when it opens its facilities there, the company announced last month.
Westport, Connecticut-based Shell Shock Technologies, founded in 2015, recently launched a subsidiary, ShellTech, which will replace a formerly-existing contract operation that loaded Sig Sauer ammo in Pulaski County.
“We are proud to announce the creation of our subsidiary ShellTech; this new high-volume manufacturing operation will significantly accelerate the rollout of Shell Shock’s NAS3 case technology,” said Craig Knight, president and CEO of Shell Shock Technologies and ShellTech. “We are especially happy to be opening this plant in Pulaski County and can’t thank the county, the Commonwealth of Kentucky or the various regional and local development agencies enough for helping to make this plant a reality.”
Sig Sauer in May 2016 announced it would be moving its operation from Eubank to Jacksonville, Arkansas, a deal struck with Gov. Asa Hutchinson during the firearms industry’s SHOT Show in Las Vegas a few months prior.
Shell Shock Technologies announced it would be adding 50 full-time jobs to the local economy and pouring $3.2 million into the venture, but could not be