Firearms manufacturer Weatherby, Inc. announced that they are relocating their manufacturing operations and corporate headquarters from California to Sheridan, Wyoming.

“Weatherby's move to Sheridan is expected to create 70 to 90 jobs and more than $5 million in annual payroll over the next five years.” -KGWN

Company officials made the announcement from SHOT Show in Las Vegas, the world's largest annual shooting, hunting and firearms industry trade show.

“We wanted a place where we could retain a great workforce, and where our employees could live an outdoor lifestyle,” - CEO Adam Weatherby

After 70+ years in California, Weatherby Inc. joins Magpul Industries in moving to Wyoming from less friendly firearms states.

Governor Matt Mead said this will help diversify Wyoming’s economy.