LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas officials say a Czech gun manufacturer will open its North American headquarters in Little Rock at a production plant that the company says will ultimately hire 565 employees.
Gov. Asa Hutchinson, along with Little Rock Mayor Frank Scott, said Tuesday that CZ-USA, the U.S. arm of a Czech gun company, will invest up to $90 million over a six-year period to build and staff its second factory worldwide.
The company's chairman, Bogdan Heczko (HECH'-ko), says Little Rock felt like home when representatives from the more than 80-year-old company visited the city last year.