APEX Ammunition LLC expanding manufacturing operations in Columbus

  • APEX Ammunition LLC will create over 64 direct jobs
  • Company investing nearly $4.45 million for remodeling and equipment

Jackson, Miss. (July 18, 2023) – APEX Ammunition LLC, a Mississippi-based company, is expanding into a new manufacturing plant in Columbus. The project represents a corporate investment of nearly $4.45 million and will create 64 direct jobs.

APEX Ammunition, which is relocating to a larger facility in Columbus, manufactures premium shotgun ammunition for online retail and wholesale dealer sales. Rehabilitation of the newly purchased building will begin this summer, and manufacturing operations at the site will commence in late 2023.

The Mississippi Development Authority is providing assistance for building improvement. MDA also is providing assistance through the Mississippi Flexible Tax Incentive, or MFLEX. Lowndes County and the city of Columbus are assisting with the project, as well.

APEX Ammunition plans on filling positions at the facility over the next few years.


“Mississippi is incredibly proud of our firearms and ammunition industry, and we are excited to welcome APEX Ammunition’s expansion in the Golden Triangle. APEX is yet another example of a homegrown company attaining lasting success in our state. I’m thankful to the entire APEX team for choosing to grow its operations at home and create 64 fantastic new jobs in Lowndes County. When it comes to economic growth, Mississippi is hitting the target!”– Gov. Tate Reeves

“MDA has worked diligently with APEX Ammunition and our economic development partners at the Golden Triangle Development LINK, Lowndes County and the city of Columbus to foster job creation and increase the quality of life in this important region. The jobs provided by APEX Ammunition will have a significant positive impact across the entire Golden Triangle Region for years to come.” – MDA Deputy Executive Director Laura Hipp

“APEX Ammunition has strong ties to Columbus, and the state of Mississippi has made a concerted effort to support our expansion and growth trajectory. This great partnership has led us to plant permanent roots in Mississippi, and we couldn’t be more excited about that. The new manufacturing facility gives us room to significantly increase production to meet the surging demand for our ammunition, and we will be adding numerous jobs to achieve this.” – Jason Lonsberry, President and CEO, APEX Ammunition LLC 

“The LINK is excited that APEX Ammunition has settled on a location in Lowndes County, and we are looking forward to following their success. APEX Ammunition is a true homegrown business that has honed-in on the production of a genuine and bespoke product. They are another jewel in our outdoor recreation crown.” –  Meryl Fisackerly, COO, Golden Triangle Development LINK


About Mississippi Development Authority

Mississippi Development Authority is the state’s lead economic and community development agency. MDA focuses on new business recruitment, existing business expansion, workforce training, and tourism promotion. For more information, visit MDA’s website at mississippi.org.



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