GLOCK, Inc. Hosts Ga. Governorglock-hosts-ga-governor — November 5, 2013 —
SMYRNA, Ga. (November 5, 2013) – Today GLOCK, Inc. announced a visit from Ga. Governor Nathan Deal in support of GLOCK’s contribution to the state’s economy and law enforcement agencies.
Smyrna, Ga. based GLOCK, Inc. has seen almost 30% employment growth so far in 2013, bringing valued manufacturing jobs to the Metro-Atlanta area. The company also provides pistols for more than 90% of Ga. law enforcement.
“GLOCK has truly become an asset to the state of Georgia,” said Deal. “By providing our state’s law enforcement agencies with reliable firearms and expanding production facilities to employ more Georgians, GLOCK is a model for Georgia business.”
Deal was accompanied by more than a dozen Georgia police officers during his tour of the Smyrna factory. He spoke with GLOCK employees and leaders, and spent some time firing the G19 Gen4 at the range.
“Georgia has served as home for our U.S. headquarters for more than 25 years,” said GLOCK Vice President Josh Dorsey. “Supporting this community has always been a priority for us, and we are honored to have the governor’s recognition for that today.”
The gubernatorial visit came just hours before Deal announced that Georgia was named No. 1 in the nation for business climate by Site Selection magazine.
About GLOCK, Inc.
The GLOCK GROUP is a leading global manufacturer of pistols and accessories. GLOCK's superior engineering has produced a pistol with only 34 parts and a rugged polymer-frame, providing industry-leading reliability shot after shot. GLOCK is renowned for its pistols which are safe, featuring three safeties; simple, offering a low number of components to provide reliability; and fast, with no encumbering parts to slow the speed to fire. This combination makes GLOCK pistols the first choice among consumers and law enforcement, with approximately 65 percent of agencies within the United States choosing to carry GLOCK. Austrian-engineered, the group has manufacturing facilities in the United States and Austria. Based in Smyrna, Ga., GLOCK, Inc. is an advocate for our nation's law enforcement and military personnel, as well as all citizens' Second Amendment right to bear arms. For more information, please visit https://us.glock.com.