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Hornady® Hosts Grand Opening of New Facility

Hornady, a fixture of the Grand Island, Nebraska business community for nearly 70 years, started a new chapter in company history after holding a public open house for its new Hornady “West” facility on Friday, October 26, 2018.

The event’s program featured special guests: U.S. Sen. Deb Fischer, U.S. Rep. Adrian Smith, Gov. Pete Ricketts and Mayor Jeremy Jensen. Along with the program, members of the public were able to take a self-guided tour throughout the 150,000-square-foot production and shipping facility. Over 1,000 people attended, including members of the local and national media.

Cutting the ribbon

The new facilities showcase the growth that Hornady has experienced over the years. The company’s progress has had a lasting impact on the local and state economy. In the past five years, Hornady has paid nearly $230 million to employees in wages and spent over half a billion dollars within the state of Nebraska. Ninety-eight percent of Hornady products are manufactured in central Nebraska and are exported all over the world.

Hornady has donated $1.7 million to local and state charities since 2013. In the same time, Hornady employees have donated $444,000 to United Way and CHAD (Combined Health Agencies Drive).

Close to 90 percent of the contractors that worked on the project are from Nebraska. The building contains 15,000 tons of concrete, 103 miles of copper wire, 90 tons of structural steel and almost 23 miles of conduit.


In 2010, Hornady purchased 320 acres of the former Cornhusker Army Ammunition Plant grounds to house not only the new facility, but also support new R&D capabilities and other services for the company’s production operations.

Hornady broke ground on the new 150,000-square-foot production and shipping facility in 2017 and began shipping from the new location in October 2018.

The new facility houses Hornady ammunition production, packaging and inspection, as well as the distribution center. Hornady bullets and cases will continue to be made six miles east of the new facility at Hornady headquarters in Grand Island. The added space from the new facility will make all departments more efficient.


Founded in 1949, Hornady® Manufacturing Company is a family owned business headquartered in Grand Island, Nebraska. Proudly manufacturing products that are made in the USA, Hornady® Manufacturing is a world leader in bullet, ammunition, reloading tool and accessory design and manufacture.

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