The Denver Post - - BUSINESS -

The U.S. Marine Corps has se­lected Magpul In­dus­tries as the ex­clu­sive maker of am­mu­ni­tion mag­a­zines that Marines will use in com­bat.

Magpul, which used to be based in Erie, pulled out of Colorado last year in protest of a gun-con­trol bill that Gov. John Hick­en­looper signed into law in 2013 pro­hibit­ing the sale of gun mag­a­zines that hold more than 15 rounds in the af­ter­math of the Aurora the­ater shoot­ing.

The op­er­at­ing, ship­ping and man­u­fac­tur­ing por­tions of Magpul are based in Cheyenne, while its head­quar­ters is lo­cated in Austin, Texas. The Wy­oming Tribune Eagle re­ports that the com­pany had added a sec­ond shift to han­dle de­mand for its prod­ucts. Magpul started with 102 em­ploy­ees in Cheyenne and now em­ploys 380.

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