A leading firearms manufacturer is expanding its Rockingham County production facility and plans on adding 60 new jobs to its workforce.

Sturm, Ruger, & Company, Inc. says it will invest nearly $10 million dollars at its site in Mayodan over the next three years.

Governor Roy Cooper made the announcement in a press release on Monday, calling it a “strong investment in the future of Rockingham County.”

Ruger established its Mayodan production facility in 2013 and currently employs nearly 500 people.

Ruger had considered several other U.S. destinations but based its decision in part on incentives offered by North Carolina commerce officials.

Earlier this year, Ruger agreed to pay $30 million for the Marlin brand of firearms, which included assets from the now-bankrupt gunmaker Remington.

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