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