Palmetto State Armory to expand Lexington County operations, add 300 jobs
A second announcement made this week will benefit local jobs seekers in Lexington County and the surrounding region.
Palmetto State Armory is investing $4.2 million to expand its firearm-manufacturing headquarters in Lexington on Old Dunbar Road. The additional space will result in Palmetto State Armory doubling its current workforce.
“Supporting our local community with more jobs is on the forefront of priorities for Palmetto State Armory. Palmetto State Armory was founded in South Carolina with a set of core family values and it is of the utmost importance to us to continue to support our in-state family,” said Palmetto State Armory Chief Marketing Officer Adam Ruonala.
Company officials said growing product demands led to the decision to add 168,000 square feet at its facility, and 300 jobs will be created over the next three years.
Company leaders looked at other locations for a manufacturing center but elected to remain locally in Lexington County, according to a news release from Palmetto State Armory.
“South Carolina is known for making things, and making them well. PSA’s decision to expand its production operations here builds on our state’s manufacturing renaissance and creates well-paying jobs that will have an impact in Lexington County now and for years to come,” said state Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt.
“The strong workforce in the county will provide the company with the skills and manpower necessary to continue to grow its manufacturing operations and further its warehousing capabilities. The county’s pro-business philosophy also serves as a driving force to continued development in this area of the county,” Lexington County Council Chairman Johnny Jeffcoat said.
Palmetto State Armory currently has 230 workers on the payroll. When the expansion is complete, the company will be providing work for more than 500 people.
Palmetto State Armory’s retail operations carry a variety of tactical clothing, firearms, airguns, targets and related accessories.
Interested applicants should email their resumes to Palmetto State Armory Human Resources Director Kim Miranda at Kim.Miranda@palmettostatearmory.com.