Idaho firearms maker plans to expand in Lewiston

LEWISTON TRIBUNEAugust 20, 2013 

The Lewiston Planning and Zoning Commission has approved a conditional-use permit request for the startup company and Airport Property LLC for a weapons-manufacturing plant near the Lewiston-Nez Perce County Regional Airport.

Glen and Katie Seekins started the business in 2004 in their Lewiston garage. It has outgrown the 7,500 square feet they now use at the Port of Lewiston to produce components primarily for AR-15s and some whole rifles.

The couple have used the port’s incubator program since 2007. The program is designed to give space and support to small companies unable to afford the costs of their own sites.

“We’ve been able to rapidly grow our business and are looking forward to moving into the city of Lewiston,” Katie Seekins says.

Within 10 years, the company plans to expand its workforce from the 32 workers it has now to 63, Seekins says.

dbrown@lmtribune.com,(208) 848-2278

Seekins Precision Inc. plans to break ground as soon as possible on a 20,000-square-foot building.

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