The World’s Largest Supplier of Firearms Accessories and Gunsmithing Tools – is getting even larger.

On Monday, November 19, 2012, Brownells CEO Pete Brownell (left) and Chairman Frank Brownell (right) were joined by other staff in what was a Grinnell, Iowa, cornfield near Interstate 80 for the ceremonial “first dig,” marking the official groundbreaking for their new warehouse expansion and office facility.

The planned 200,000 square-foot building will more than double the company’s current warehouse capacity when it opens in late 2013.

“Thanks to our great customers, Brownells is growing quickly,” said Pete Brownell, CEO of Brownells. “We’ve run out of space for both people and products at our current location in Montezuma. Grinnell was a great option for us to expand. The location is right on I-80, which is ideal for shipping and visibility. With the new space, we’ll be able to offer our customers an even larger selection of products, a more streamlined shipping process, and even a retail area for those who’d like to stop in off the Interstate for some hands-on shopping.”

The company will remain headquartered in Montezuma, located only 20 minutes from the new site, where it was founded by Brownell family patriarch, Bob Brownell, more than 73 years ago.

Image courtesy Brownells

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