Rio Ammunition Opens New Manufacturing Facility in Texas

Rio Ammunition began its commercial activities in the United States in 2001 by importing ammo from the MAXAM Outdoors plant in Vitoria, Spain. Fourteen years later, Rio expects its footprint on American soil to grow rapidly because it recently inaugurated a new sporting cartridges manufacturing facility in Marshall, Texas. Requiring an investment in excess of $19 million, the new facility encompasses nearly 105,000 square feet of manufacturing space and employs more that 40 local residents.

Working in conjunction with the state of Texas, and with the cooperation of the city of Marshall and the Marshall Economic Development Corporation (MEDCO), this project has received significant economic development support through substantial and generous tax incentives. U.S. Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) and Gov. Greg Abbott (R-TX) further believe that with Texas’ status as a nationwide leader in job creation, the opening of the new Rio factory also signals that the state is open for business to future international investment as well.

“This is a state-of-the-art technology facility from a quality, environment, safety, and security point of view. Our goal for Rio Ammunition is to add value and progress to the city of Marshall and the state of Texas while also providing shooters and hunters in the U.S. with top-quality products and services,” said José Fernando Sánchez-Junco, president and CEO of MAXAM, during the inauguration ceremony.

MAXAM Outdoors is a worldwide leader in this sector, with more than 500 million cartridges produced annually in its various global facilities in Spain, the U.S., the U.K., and Turkey.