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SMITH & WESSON

Smith & Wesson is one of the world's most recognizable brands, and for good reason. Since we first opened our doors, we have focused on designing and manufacturing innovative solutions that are unparalleled in the field of personal safety and protection. Almost every major law enforcement and military agency in the world has used Smith & Wesson products, and to this day, most police departments in the United States depend on our firearms and accessories.

"Our existence in Houlton is a tribute to our Aroostook County workforce and a great work ethic; along with a willingness to learn new ideas and produce quality products."
 
--Terry Wade
Plant Manager, Smith & Wesson

As a company, Smith & Wesson continues to flourish and grow. We are committed to strengthening our core safety and security business, and we are prospering through synergistic alliances with other best-of-breed experts in their field. The same innovative, forward-thinking spirit that drove Smith & Wesson in the beginning still inspires us today, and we look to a future of continued leadership, quality and craftsmanship in products and services that enhance public safety, security and protection all over the world.

Smith & Wesson recently invested over $3 million in the Houlton, Maine plant and increased employment by 50 people. They currently employ 160 people in various metals machining positions.

Smith & Wesson's Houlton facility is the largest handcuff producer in the world and also manufactures the Walther PPK hand gun (the James Bond gun).  It most recently completed a new production line to produce Smith & Wesson's 3rd generation of the model 1911 pistol.  With the addition of the new 1911 line, S & W Houlton now produces all of Smith & Wesson's line of metal pistols.


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