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Area manufacturer set to expand

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Rice Lake (WQOW) - Earlier this week an area manufacturer announced and expansion and today we've learned a sizable number of new jobs are expected to be created.

Henry Arms is expanding its Rice Lake facility. Currently the factory manufactures components for rifles. With this multi-million dollar expansion the plant will now manufacture and assemble rifles on site. The company has already hired twenty workers for the expansion and plans to hire another twenty by January. At the end of the three-year expansion they hope to have created one hundred new jobs.

"We have been working on expanding our products that we make for Henry Repeating Arms here in Rice Lake for quite sometime," said General Manager Andy Wickstrom, "As the news has gotten out that we're doing this in rice lake it's something we are very proud of."

The Rice Lake facility will assemble two models of rifles and plans to have the assembly operation up and running by the end of the year.

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