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Developer says Kanawha ammunition plant back on track


The State Journal

Developer Dan Pearlson wants to do on a massive scale what people who load their own ammunition do one painstaking bullet at a time.
(State Journal photo by Rusty Marks)

CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — The developer of a proposed Kanawha County ammunition plant that some state and local officials have given up for dead says the project is back on track and moving forward.

“We are hoping to complete financing and start construction as soon as possible,” said Dan Pearlson, CEO of Ranger Scientific, in a telephone interview.

In May of 2016, Pearlson announced plans to build a $41.5 million ammunition factory on a reclaimed mine site overlooking Riverside High School in Kanawha County. At the time, Pearlson anticipated hiring about 450 people, with average salaries promised to be around $70,000.

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