Celebrating 25 Years of Henry Repeating Arms
It’s a motto and a promise to our employees, vendors, dealers, and customers.
It is no secret that we are huge proponents of putting Americans to work making American products with American materials. From the wood to the metal and all the bits in between, Henry Repeating Arms is built on a foundation of domestic craftsmanship and materials. It is a guiding value, a part of our core DNA, and we will not compromise.
With suppliers and partners all over the country, it all comes together at our three manufacturing facilities.
Rice Lake, Wisconsin
The largest of the three facilities is our headquarters operation in Rice Lake, Wisconsin. This location is primarily responsible for all of Henry’s centerfire rifles and shotguns that do not have brass receivers, with a few exceptions here and there.
This location started off as a key Henry parts supplier in 1998 under the name of Wright Products. In 2006, certain assets of Wright Products as well as the 140,000 square foot facility were acquired by Henry Founder and CEO Anthony Imperato.
Today, there are over 300 employees that call this location their place of work.
For a look behind the scenes, watch the video below for a factory tour featuring Henry President Andy Wickstrom and YouTuber 22Plinkster.
Bayonne, New Jersey
The oldest of the three Henry facilities is located in Bayonne, New Jersey, a stone’s throw from places like Staten Island, Newark International Airport, and “Lady Liberty” herself. This location is responsible for the largest volume of Henry firearms including all rimfire rifles and all brass centerfire rifles, again with a few exceptions here and there.
The Bayonne, New Jersey location came to be when the company outgrew the original factory in Brooklyn, NY. In fact, there are still some of those original Brooklyn employees working at the Bayonne facility to this very day.
In October 2012, the waterfront Bayonne facility suffered catastrophic damage at the mercy of Hurricane Sandy. Electricity and phone service was knocked out completely, and the factory floor and over 100 machines were under 3 feet of seawater in some areas. A portion of the roof was blown off completely, standing parts inventory was flooded, and huge concrete “defenders” were thrown up into the property. “They were tossed up here like a bar of soap floating in the tub,” said Imperato. It truly could have been a final blow.
Like a phoenix rising from the ashes, Henry Repeating Arms made a swift, full recovery thanks to the blood, sweat, and tears of a team of partners and employees that came together to get the job done. Among them are Ron Helsel from Lesleh Precision, Michael DiMarino of the Linda Tool Company, Joseph Gianetti and the great service staff at Yamazen, the talented technicians at Alta Machine, Scott Seibel of Marin Seibel Electric, the Dibella Contracting company from Bayonne, and the JP Patti Roofing Company to name a few, though there are many others.
Bayonne is also the home of HenryPride.com, our online parts, apparel, homegoods, and accessories store. Just like our rifles and shotguns, all Henry Pride items are proudly Made in America, Or Not Made At All.
Ladysmith, Wisconsin is home to the newest Henry Repeating Arms facility. It’s an 84,000 square foot facility on 13.5 acres less than an hour away from Rice Lake. While there are no fully assembled guns coming out of this location, it provides much-needed square footage for machines to make parts that can then be used in final assembly in Rice Lake.