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State looks to lure European weapons manufacturer

By The Associated Press

This article was published February 14, 2014 at 9:46 a.m.

GREENWOOD — State economic development officials say they're hoping to make connections with weapons manufacturers during a trip to Europe this summer.

The Southwest Times Record reported that the Arkansas Economic Development Commission will attend the Farnborough International Air Show in Paris this July. Commission director Grant Tennille said Thursday that although recruiting within the aerospace industry is the main focus, the state also hopes to touch base with firearms manufacturers.

Speaking Thursday during the commission's regular meeting in Greenwood, Tennille said he expects to see more development in Arkansas' weapons sector. Fort Smith is already home to Thermold Magazines, Umarex USA and Walther Arms.

Tennille said the Czech Republic has a growing industry for firearms accessories and that the state is looking for opportunities to bring a manufacturer to Arkansas.

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DontDrinkDatKoolAid says... February 14, 2014 at 1:59 p.m.

Make the CZ82 again.

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JessePinkman says... February 14, 2014 at 2:52 p.m.

Oh no; aimee will go ballistic over this! Sorry DDDKA I could not resist

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