Lewiston, Idaho – CCI/Speer announced that it has opened its rimfire expansion at its Southport facility in Lewiston, Idaho. The brands, part of the Vista Outdoor portfolio, held a ribbon cutting ceremony to officially signal the completion of the project.
“This expansion is an important step forward in our ability to provide our customers with the quality ammunition they expect from CCI and Speer,” said Marty Zacha, Vice President of Ammunition for Vista Outdoor. “Through our factory of the future and capacity expansion initiatives, we are enhancing our operational efficiency, driving innovation, and positioning our company for success as the ammunition market continues to evolve.”
In August of 2016, CCI/Speer announced plans to expand manufacturing capacity at the Lewiston facility. At the time, the company’s Lewiston operations (CCI, Speer and Southport locations) occupied approximately 400 acres and 315,000 square feet.
The expansion adds an additional 37,000 square feet to the Southport facility in two separate locations and includes additional capacity for both rimfire and primer. The expansion also includes locker room and shower facilities for employees.
“We’re grateful for our partnerships with the Governor’s office, the Idaho Department of Commerce, the Nez Perce county commissioners, Valley Vision and the Chamber of Commerce in helping us to complete this phase of our capacity expansion,” said Zacha. “Lewiston is a fantastic place to live and work, and we’re proud to be adding to our facilities here in the Lewis Clark Valley.”
CCI, Speer, and Speer Bullets are brands of Vista Outdoor Inc., an outdoor sports and recreation company. For more information on CCI, visit www.cci-ammunition.com. For information on Speer, visit www.speer-ammo.com or www.speer-bullets.com.
About Vista Outdoor
Vista Outdoor is a leading global designer, manufacturer and marketer of consumer products in the growing outdoor sports and recreation markets. The company operates in two segments, Shooting Sports and Outdoor Products, and has a portfolio of well-recognized brands that provides consumers with a wide range of performance-driven, high-quality and innovative products for individual outdoor recreational pursuits. Vista Outdoor products are sold at leading retailers and distributors across North America and worldwide. Vista Outdoor is headquartered in Utah and has manufacturing operations and facilities in 13 U.S. States, Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico along with international customer service, sales and sourcing operations in Asia, Australia, Canada, and Europe. For news and information, visit www.vistaoutdoor.com or follow us on Twitter @VistaOutdoorInc and Facebook at www.facebook.com/vistaoutdoor.