October 6th, 2023
Smith & Wesson Opens New Tennessee Headquarters October 7th
On October 7th, Smith & Wesson, a leading American gunmaker for over 169 years, celebrates the Grand Opening of its new Tennessee Headquarters and production center. The Grand Opening event will feature a shooting day, product demonstrations, and fun events.
Since 1852, Smith & Wesson had been based in Springfield, Massachusetts. Now a big change is taking place. The company announced in September 2021 that it would relocate its headquarters from Massachusetts to East Tennessee, along with distribution, assembly, and other major operations. The Smith & Wesson Headquarters Grand Opening and Fall Festival event takes place Saturday, October 7 from noon to 8 p.m. at 1852 Proffitt Springs Road in Maryville, TN.
The Shooting Wire reports that: “The new Maryville facilities will house the company’s headquarters, plastic injection molding, pistol and long gun assembly and distribution centers. The company’s longtime home, Springfield, Massachusetts, will remain operational with all forging, machining, metal finishing, and revolver assembly staying behind. More than 1,000 S&W employees will still be employed there, but it’s a decided diminishment for the facilities that have been home to the company since 1832. More than 750 jobs are relocating from Springfield, Massachusetts, Deep River, Connecticut and Columbia, Missouri, to Maryville.”
Smith & Wesson’s President and CEO Mark Smith cited several key factors in the decision to move S&W’s corporate HQ from Massachusetts to Tennessee:
GunTalk Media Will Stream Live from the Grand Opening
Gun Talk Media will broadcast LIVE from the Grand Opening of Smith & Wesson’s new facility on October 7, 2023. Beginning at 1:00 pm EST Ryan Gresham and Kevin Jarnagin host a LIVE broadcast throughout the day, giving viewers who might not be able to attend an inside look at the grand opening.
This broadcast provides an exclusive look at the new premises, interviews with key personnel, and insights into the latest offerings from one of the most renowned firearms manufacturers in the world.
Gun Talk LIVE Schedule on Saturday, October 7, 2023:
1:00 pm: S&W – Mark Smith, President & CEO
1:30 pm: S&W/Mighty Oaks Foundation – Chad Robichaux, Founder of Mighty
2:00 pm: USCCA – Maria Julianna
3:00 pm: S&W – Jerry Miculek, S&W Brand Ambassador
3:30 pm: Gatorz Eyewear – Scott Melton, Product Manager
4:00 pm: C&G Holsters –Chris Burns, Founder & President
4:30 pm: Rugged Rare – Travis Ferguson, VP of Sales & Marketing
5:00 pm: Black Rifle Coffee Company – Michael Shea
Grand Opening Silent Auction To Support Local Tennessee Charities
There is a special auction connected with Smith & Wesson’s TN Grand Opening. The Smith & Wesson Grand Opening Silent Auction is auctioning off over $20,000 worth of Smith & Wesson and partner products to support local East Tennessee charities. This Silent Auction is open to the public, and concludes 10/7/203 at 7:00 pm EST. CLICK HERE to see All Auction items.