Vista Outdoor to build Lewiston ammunition plant

LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) — Outdoor recreation company Vista Outdoors is planning a $70 million expansion to its ammunition plant in Lewiston. The Lewiston Tribune reports ( http://bit.ly/2bT21Ln ) that the Idaho Department of Commerce announced Monday that Lewiston beat offers from Minnesota, where...

LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) — Outdoor recreation company Vista Outdoors is planning a $70 million expansion to its ammunition plant in Lewiston.

The Lewiston Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/2bT21Ln ) that the Idaho Department of Commerce announced Monday that Lewiston beat offers from Minnesota, where the company already has a plant, and other states.

The company plans to add more than 100 employees to a workforce that already numbers 1,400 as it expands its Southport facility. Company spokeswoman Amanda Covington says a second phase with another 37 jobs in $39 million in investment could occur over a longer period of time.

Both Nez Perce County and the state approved tax incentives for the company.

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Information from: Lewiston Tribune, http://www.lmtribune.com

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