Next year, Hornaday Manufacturing will celebrate 70 years of successful business in Nebraska. The company will also be enjoying its new distribution facility recently built to provide more flexibility and room to grow in the years ahead. The company recently held an open house and public tours of its expanded location. As reported in the Grand Island Independent, the 150,000 square foot facility was constructed on the site of the former Cornhusker Army Ammunition Plant and built at a cost of $16 million.
In addition to the facility investment, company owners are most proud of the economic impact the business and its employees bring to the area.
“In the last five years, we have paid our employees just a little bit under $230 million in wages,” Steve Hornady, the company’s president said, adding that millions more have been contributed to retirement and health insurance plans.
Established in 1949, the family-owned business employees over 500 people and manufactures components for ammunition, reloading equipment and reloading dies. Electric energy at the new facility is provided by Southern Power District, a public power utility.
To learn more about Nebraska’s workforce and the advantages of expanding your business or bringing it to the Cornhusker state, contact Mary Plettner, Economic Development Manager for the Nebraska Public Power District, a statewide electric utility. 402-563-5534