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Local firearms company relocating to South Carolina

Posted at: 10/28/2013 9:15 PM
By: Associated Press



A Rochester-based company that makes firearms, ammunition and tactical equipment is relocating its headquarters in Dorchester County, South Carolina officials announced Monday.
    
The state Department of Commerce said that the $2.7 million investment by American Tactical Imports, currently located on Airpark Drive, would mean more than 100 new jobs for the Summerville area.
    
At its new South Carolina facilities, ATI is also setting up a distribution center and a limited firearm assembly. The company is also moving its customer service operations and sales office to the Summerville site, officials said.
    
"This move to South Carolina will help ensure a solid foundation for our company," Tony DiChario, president and founder of American Tactical Imports, said in a news release. "The people of South Carolina have welcomed ATI with open arms and we are excited about making our new corporate home there."
    
According to its website, ATI makes a variety of products, including handguns, shotguns, rifles, vests and handcuffs.