CZ to Build Plant in Gun-Friendly Arkansas
By Chris Eger
Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson, left, and CZ-USA’s Chairman of the Board, Bogdán Heczko, was on-hand to announce the company’s new plant in the state. (Photo: Hutchinson’s office)
Legendary Czech gunmaker CZ announced Tuesday they will be opening a new plant in Arkansas that will be their U.S. headquarters.
During a ceremony in Little Rock this week, the company was welcomed to the state with open arms by Gov. Asa Hutchinson, flanked by local officials and representatives from the Czech government. The 65,000 sq. ft. manufacturing facility, to be completed on approximately 73 acres at the Port of Little Rock, will yield as many as 565 jobs in two phases as part of a $90 million investment from the company.
“We are honored to have a world-renowned brand such as CZ call Arkansas home,” said Hutchinson, who said he met with the company first at SHOT Show in January. “The location in the growing Port of Little Rock, combined with the high-paying jobs created by the company, will improve the quality of life for all Arkansans.”
Hutchinson, a Republican who served as head of the National Rifle Association’s school security task force and has signed numerous pro-gun bills, said Arkansas and CZ saw eye-to-eye during