Eagle Claw to expand with new Wyoming manufacturing plant
US hook brand Eagle Claw is expanding its manufacturing capabilities by building a new plant on 60 acres of land in Cheyenne, Wyoming. Construction of the facility will begin in Spring 2023.
The business, which is part of the Wright & McGill company, chose the site because of its proximity to its current facility in Denver, Colorado. Owner Lee McGill also grew up fishing in Wyoming, with frequent visits to the North Platte River.
The factory will incorporate the latest technology to move processes from overseas to Wyoming and will provide highly-skilled jobs for the local community.
“As a family-owned business, we appreciate the independent, friendly, family-oriented culture in Cheyenne, for both ourselves and for future generations of our family and employees,” said Lee’s son and Board Vice Chairman, Drew McGill.
Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon welcomed the news. “Some of my first fishing tackle was Eagle Claw,” he said. “Having it locate in Wyoming is like a boyhood dream come true. This is yet another example of an outdoor recreation business recognising Wyoming as welcoming to business in this sector.”