BAYONNE, N.J., Feb. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Despite sustaining severe damage from Hurricane Sandy and being sidelined for 6 weeks, Henry Repeating Arms is proud to report an epic comeback. The factory is operating at peak performance and shipped a record 27,675 rifles in January.
Anthony Imperato, President of the company states, "Consumers and many dealers thought we were out of business after the hurricane, so it's important for them to know we are now 100% operational and have improved our capabilities to increase production." He goes on to say, "Considering we were virtually non-operational for several weeks this past fall, it is a testament to our dedicated and talented employees who rallied to this level of productivity. I salute and respect all of them." The company's primary manufacturing facility is in Bayonne, New Jersey where they employ 160 people and they have a second facility in Rice Lake, Wisconsin where they employ 90.
Dealers will see improved availability as the company continues to ship at this record pace and beyond. When asked about the intense demand for Henry's historic lever action rifles Imperato credited it to, "consumer confidence valuing our American-made quality, and appreciation of our extraordinary customer service." He emphatically believes it has nothing to do with the current surge in firearms sales.
About Henry Repeating Arms
Henry Repeating Arms is one of the country's leading rifle manufacturers. Their legendary name dates back to 1860 when Benjamin Tyler Henry invented and patented the first practical repeating rifle during the Civil War. Henry rifles went on to play a significant role in the frontier days of the American West and soon became one of the most legendary, respected and sought after rifles in the history of firearms.
SOURCE Henry Repeating Arms