Ashbury International Acquires New Central Virginia Facility
Ruckersville, Virginia – -(ShootingWire.com)- Ashbury International Group Inc. a small minority owned government and defense contractor and small arms manufacturer has acquired and is developing a five acre 45,000+ sq/ft building site in Greene County, Virginia. The new facility enhances the company’s capability to expand its commercial, government and defense business activities. Located in Ruckersville Virginia, Ashbury’s new facilities include its expanded engineering, and precision small arms manufacturing operations. Ashbury primarily does business in the defense, special operations, homeland security and disaster response markets.
The Greene County, Virginia facility allows Ashbury to leverage the strengths of its Engineering Services Group’s Rapid Product Development Center to launch its new small arms manufacturing operation. Ashbury manufactures the SABER-FORSST® a newly developed patent pending modular rifle stock chassis, and complete precision small arms systems. “This advanced technology product for the small arms industry is designed to work seamlessly with legacy, interim and objective precision rifle platforms for recreational, law enforcement and military users. The SABER-FORSST®’s advanced ergonomic design substantially increases portability, and maneuverability, accuracy and reduces life cycle maintenance costs”, says Ashbury’s President & CEO, Morris Peterson.
The new facility is also strategic to Ashbury’s development of its new Emergency Preparedness/Disaster Response business unit. The company’s recent foray into the commercial Emergency Preparedness marketplace capitalizes on the many years of successful work and breadth of experience Ashbury gained supporting its global government, military, and special operations customers.
Richard Hall, Ashbury’s Vice President of Business Development points out, “We are excited to now have the dedicated facility resources to provide integrated disaster response logistics, emergency preparedness training and shelter-in-place life support systems. Ashbury is positioning itself to provide specialized emergency/disaster response systems to government agencies, corporations and industry segments such as energy, financial, banking, communications, and critical infrastructure activities.”
“Ashbury’s defense and government contract operations are also well served at the new facility,” adds Hall. “Greene County is an ideal location to support our company’s future growth. We have received unparalleled cooperation from county government as well as superb local contractor support, access to an educated workforce and the proximity of several leading universities.”
The Charlottesville Regional Airport, and Route’s 29 and 33 highway corridors offer Ashbury great business accessibility and Central Virgina provides our employees an excellent quality of life alternative to nearby Richmond or Washington DC metropolitan areas.
Ashbury International Group Inc. was founded in 1995 by professionals with a prior decade or more of government security and defense industry experience. Based on an unwavering commitment to provide state-of-the-art technical and equipment support to the many courageous Americans who protect, serve and defend the United States of America, our company continues to meet this promise and evolve its capabilities to serve a wider global community. Ashbury serves the emergency preparedness, security, government, defense and SOF communities within the United States and allied foreign nations. Our multi-disciplined organization provides rapid product development, equipment engineering and design, small arms manufacturing, operational training, systems integration, shelter-in-place life support systems and technical security services to our broad customer base. Ashbury works diligently and proactively to earn the trust and confidence of its customers, and to deliver innovative, value engineered products and services, with on time delivery, throughout the world. Each and every day the Ashbury staff adheres to the highest ethical standards and integrity in upholding its corporate commitment to supporting those who make great sacrifices in defense of freedom.