The grand opening celebration and ribbon cutting ceremony for a new BLACKHAWK! facility will occur this afternoon in Manhattan, Mont. At 4:00 p.m. BLACKHAWK!, a manufacturer of high-quality gear, apparel and accessories for the tactical industry, recently built a brand new building that will allow BLACKHAWK! to expand operations, as well as preserve and add jobs to the local economy. The grand opening event, which is open to the public, begins with the arrival of Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer and opening remarks from BLACKHAWK! President Anthony Acitelli.

BLACKHAWK! will host a grand opening celebration and ribbon cutting ceremony for their new Manhattan, Mont facility this afternoon. The event is open to the public and begins at 4 p.m. with the arrival of Governor Brian Schweitzer and opening remarks from BLACKHAWK! President Anthony Acitelli. An open house and public tours will follow the ribbon cutting.

BLACKHAWK! recently built a brand new production facility in the city of Manhattan, where they will continue to produce high-quality products such as injection-molded holsters, buttstocks and shooting sport accessories. These products help support the U.S. Military around the world and are used by law enforcement officials and shooting enthusiasts across the country.

“Montana has been a great place for us to call home,” said BLACKHAWK! President Anthony Acitelli. “We’re very excited to open a brand new facility in Manhattan and certainly appreciate all the support we’ve received to help us get here today. The larger, more advanced facility will allow us to take on more business, hire more people and continue to grow.”

The new Manhattan BLACKHAWK! facility has over 80,000 feet of workspace, cutting-edge manufacturing equipment, and will preserve over 100 jobs within the valley. Approximately 60 new positions will be added within the primary manufacturing workforce.

“The direct impact BLACKHAWK! has had on the community of Manhattan and surrounding areas is tremendous,” said Governor Brian Schweitzer. “The original economic impact calculated for this project exceeded $120 million over a five year period.

ATK constructed a facility that will be the company’s center of excellence for their plastic injection molding operations. Their economic impact on the job sector is significant in that their construction and on-going operations helps to support over 250 jobs in the economy.”

In making the decision to build a new facility in Manhattan, the Prospera Business Network, the Governor’s Office of Economic Development, Gallatin County and the City of Manhattan were instrumental in providing BLACKHAWK! and their parent company, ATK, with pertinent information about the Manhattan community and surrounding areas.

The event starts at 4:00 p.m. and those interested are encouraged to attend. The location of the new building is 275 Manhattan South Road, Manhattan, Mont.

For more information on BLACKHAWK! and BLACKHAWK! products, log on to or call 800-694-5263.

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