NEW BRITAIN, CT (WFSB) -- Gun manufacturer Stag Arms announced on Tuesday it will be moving its company out of New Britain.
The company said its Board of Directors decided to relocate the company as part of its initiative to “improve the overall customer experience.”
While the new location for its headquarters hasn’t been finalized, the company said it has narrowed down its options.
The company will finalize the location in the next few months.
In a statement, Stag Arms President Anthony Ash said, in part, “Stag is creating a seamless, integrated value chain that will incorporate best practices from design and engineering, to manufacturing, omni-channel customer engagement, fulfillment, and service. The pieces are in place and we are ready to transition production and fulfillment operations immediately from a narrow facility-based approach in New Britain to a distributed eco-system."
On Friday, New Britain Mayor Erin Stewart said the news didn't come as a surprise.
She said in a statement "We have known for many years that Stag has been courted by other states following the passage of more stringent gun laws here in Connecticut. Quite frankly, I’m surprised it took this long. While we are never happy to lose a business, the industrial park where it is located is 90 percent full and I am hopeful that it will be filled with another tenant within six months."