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Bullet factory coming to Eastern Kanawha County

Charleston Gazette-Mail photo by Kenny Kemp  Daniel Pearlson (right), CEO of Ranger Scientific, sings along to “Country Roads” at Tuesday’s announcement that his company will locate a bullet manufacturing plant in Eastern Kanawha County.
Charleston Gazette-Mail photo by Kenny Kemp
Daniel Pearlson (right), CEO of Ranger Scientific, sings along to “Country Roads” at Tuesday’s announcement that his company will locate a bullet manufacturing plant in Eastern Kanawha County.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Ranger Scientific LLC, an ammunition manufacturing startup, officially announced Tuesday that the company is planning to build a bullet production facility in Eastern Kanawha County.

The company plans to build the $50 million manufacturing facility on a former surface mine, officials announced at a news conference at Riverside High School, just west of the site.

As Riverside students, business executives and a large gathering of state and local politicians filled the school’s auditorium, Daniel Pearlson, Ranger Scientific’s CEO, announced that the company intends to hire about 400 people at the plant, which will be called Olympus.

Pearlson, whose resume shows a long history of working with U.S. military and defense contractors, told the crowd that Ranger Scientific intends to manufacture “harmonically tuned” bullets that cut down on weapon vibration during firing.

 While that type of bullet is currently produced, Pearlson said his company will be the first to mass-produce…

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