Gun-maker moving to Fort Smith

Posted: November 30, 2012 at 12:33 a.m.

Playing the latest movie clips of British spy James Bond and his signature Walther PPK semiautomatic pistol, Arkansas and Fort Smith dignitaries on Thursday attended an announcement that German firearm-maker Carl Walther GmbH’s new U.S.-based operation will locate in Fort Smith. Walther Arms Inc., the company’s U.S. arm that was created this summer, will move into an existing plant owned by Umarex USA, which manufactures and markets airguns, paintball products, airsoft guns and blank-firing pistols, company officials said Thursday.

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Business, Pages 29 on 11/30/2012