Fox & Friends Visits Henry

Fox & Friends Weekend Co-Host Pete Hegseth and Sons Visit Rice Lake HQ

July 5, 2021

Pete Hegseth (back left) with Henry CEO & Founder, Anthony Imperato (back right), and four of Pete’s sons with their new rifles.

Henry Repeating Arms recently had the distinct pleasure of welcoming co-host of Fox & Friends Weekend, former Army National Guard officer, and best-selling author, Pete Hegseth, and four of his boys to the headquarters facility in Rice Lake, Wisconsin. During the visit, Henry Vice President & General Manager Andy Wickstrom led a tour through the densely packed 138,000 sq. ft. facility to explain how a rifle is built from beginning to end. While walking through the plant, Wickstrom highlighted key pieces of new technology, recanted the history of the Rice Lake operation that started as a parts supplier to Henry, and explained his vision for the future of Henry’s manufacturing capabilities.


Henry Vice President & General Manager, Andy Wickstrom, explaining the die-cast process for Golden Boy receiver covers.


Henry Repeating Arms continues to make investments in machinery to increase capacity. Here, Pete Hegseth checks out a new fully automated machine cell to make rifle levers.


Pete’s factory tour takes a final stop in the tool room to examine the tools that allow Henry’s machines to cut metal and make parts.

After the tour, Henry Repeating Arms presented the older of Pete’s sons with special Golden Boy Youth rifles and as an added surprise, each of the rifles was customized with the kids’ initials and birthdates as the serial numbers.

Henry Repeating Arms thanks Pete and his sons for going out of their way and taking the time to visit, and for the shoutout on Fox & Friends Weekend the following morning!

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  • Darryl Bowers
    July 6, 2021

    I want to order a rifle from you

  • Ken Stracker
    July 8, 2021

    I just want to thank you for my new Masonic 22 mag rifle it is beautiful the detail is fantastic I can’t wait to shot it if you ever need a spokesperson let me know thanks again Kenneth m Stracker

  • Bobby Fitzgerald
    July 14, 2021

    This was a great article to read about Pete touring the Henry manufacture with his sons. It’s good to know we still have parents that can teach their children responsible ways to have fire arms. Thank you Anthony for what you are doing in our amazing country. Now if we could just get a democrat to take a tour and admit to the freedom our four fathers give us without getting political.

  • Robert Donohue
    September 6, 2021

    Good article and thank Fox for showing American gunmaker in a positive light.