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UPDATE - second post - Magpul will move
#1
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/03/...n-control/

Quote:Magpul has issued lawmakers an ultimatum potentially worth millions: Pass the bill, and the business will move.

"The people who wrote the bill didn't even know we existed in the state," said Richard Fitzpatrick, the founder and president of the company, one of the country's largest producers of magazines and other firearm accessories for gun enthusiasts, law enforcement and the military.

As the debate unfolds, states have made overtures to Magpul, including offering to pay their moving costs. The company won't name the states, but Wyoming and Texas have expressed interest in netting the $85 million the company projects it will spend in Colorado next year in payments to suppliers, subcontractors and service providers. Magpul said the move would also impact its 200 employees, plus an additional 400 who work for suppliers and subcontractors.

Fitzpatrick said the bill's requirement that all magazines have serial numbers adds enough production costs to make it worth leaving.

Fitzpatrick said his company is serious.
"It's not really a threat. It's a promise," he said.
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#2
http://twitchy.com/2013/03/09/magpul-rea...-into-law/

Quote:In February, gun accessory manufacturer Magpul Industries announced it would leave Colorado if Democrats pushed through a ban on magazines that hold more than 15 rounds....

On Saturday, Magpul thanked supporters and confirmed that the company is already working on “relocation of production assets.”

.....As we have previously stated, HB 1224, if signed into law will require us to move operations out of Colorado. This is a process that will take some organization/negotiation with potential new location(s).

....Work on relocation of production assets has already started and as we move through various scenarios, we will be unable to comment on possible new locations or details of the move until decisions have been finalized.....
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#3
Good for them. Glad they made a statement and are sticking to it.

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#4
http://weaponsman.com/?p=7950

Quote:Some details on Magpul’s Relocation out of Colorado

Magpul said what they meant and they meant what they said, and before the end of April the first Magpul magazine will be “Proudly Made by Americans” as the company’s advertising has always boasted, but not “…in Colorado.”

“We’ve talked to some states, visited some, and we’ve got a lot more to get to. Some of the initial round of states that we’re looking at are Wyoming, Nebraska, Texas, Utah, Montana, Idaho and Arizona but there are others in consideration.”

Liptak says the company was getting ready to sign a lease on a new 125,000 square foot building for the headquarters in Colorado before Democrats introduced their legislation. So, the company held off on those plans. Magpul will now move forward with a new facility, just not in Colorado.

The move is already underway. Magpul chief operating officer Doug Smith told The Denver Post last week that the company will manufacture their first magazine outside the state of Colorado within thirty days. The company is moving some physical assets this month, but there are arrangements that need to be nailed down before Magpul can start moving major pieces of the operation.

The company has received commitments from some of their largest suppliers that they will be leaving Colorado, as well.
And, Magpul’s suppliers are even working with the company to help select new manufacturing locations.
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#5
I'll be certain to stick with magpul for my accessories.

If I can ever find anything in stock these days.
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MrPeanut;92671 Wrote:I'll be certain to stick with magpul for my accessories.

If I can ever find anything in stock these days.

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#8
I'm happy they are doing this, but I doubt making good on their threat will change their decision. Lets hope other corporations in CO threaten to do the same if they try to pass anything else, and they take it seriously this time.
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