Leupold & Stevens Expands Capacity

Leupold & Stevens continues its commitment to American-based manufacturing and design by expanding its Beaverton, Oregon, production capabilities. “From the founding of our company in 1907, we have been committed to quality manufacturing and American craftsmanship,” says Bruce Pettet, president and CEO of Leupold & Stevens. “We are proud to continue our commitment to our American workforce, and this latest investment reinforces our belief in U.S.-made products and world-leading American optics.”

In late 2014, Leupold & Stevens expanded its manufacturing capabilities with a new Index MS40, which machines components used in Leupold riflescopes and spotting scopes. The new Index MS40 has increased small-parts production by 20,000 to 30,000 units per week. The recent installation of a new Index R200 Milling Center—a five-axis milling machine that increases Leupold & Stevens’ ability to machine complex parts for products such as the D-EVO, DeltaPoint Pro, LCO (Leupold Carbine Optic), and the HAMR—further enhances the company’s manufacturing capabilities.

Also just installed is an Automated Bar Feeder, which provides an additional 1,000 hours of machine time annually. The machine automatically feeds bar stock into one of the most heavily used machines on the floor. It’s a crucial function, as this is where the process begins to turn raw stock into machined main tubes, objectives, and eyepiece bells.

All of this new capacity is designed to meet the strong demand for Leupold products. As new product lines are introduced to its U.S. manufacturing plant, Leupold & Stevens will continue to examine and expand capabilities as necessary.

“When hunters and shooters see that Gold Ring, we want them to know what it represents: the American workforce, who work hard every day to produce the highest quality optics in the world,” Pettet says. “As part of our commitment to them, Leupold will continue to add the state-of-the-art equipment necessary to deliver on that promise.”