Rio Ammunition Announces New Cartridge Manufacturing Facility In Marshall, Texas

Rio Ammunition Announces New Cartridge Manufacturing Facility In Marshall, Texas
Rio Ammunition Announces New Cartridge Manufacturing Facility In Marshall, Texas
Rio Ammunition
Rio Ammunition

Marshall, Texas –-( Rio Ammunition began its commercial activities in the United States in 2001 by importing from MAXAM Outdoors’ plant in Vitoria, Spain, and is now one of the key players in the American shotgun shell market.

On June 25th, 2015, in the presence of representatives from the state of Texas and Spain’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Rio Ammunition inaugurated its new world class sporting cartridges manufacturing facility in Marshall, Texas.

Requiring an investment in excess of $19M, the new facility encompasses nearly 105,000 square feet of manufacturing space that has added more than 40 new jobs to the Marshall community and the ability to double that in the years to come.

Working in conjunction with the state of Texas and with the cooperation of the city of Marshall and the Marshall Economic Development Corporation (MEDCO), this project has received significant economic development support through substantial and generous tax incentives. U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, and Gov. Greg Abbott, R-Texas, further believe that with Texas’ status as a nationwide leader in job creation the opening of the new Rio factory also signals that the state is open for business to future international investment as well.

“This is a state-of-the-art technology facility from a quality, environment, safety, and security of view. Our goal is for Rio Ammunition to add value and progress to the city of Marshall and the state of Texas while also providing shooters and hunters in the U.S. with top quality products and services,” stated José Fernando Sánchez-Junco, President and CEO of MAXAM, during the inauguration ceremony.

The MAXAM Collection: Spanish Painting Since 1900
The MAXAM Collection: Spanish Painting Since 1900

Also designed to coincide with the Inauguration, the MAXAM Foundation is organizing its first art display in the U.S. with an exhibition entitled, “The MAXAM Collection: Spanish Painting Since 1900,” to be viewable June 23-30 2015 at the Latino Cultural Center in Dallas and also July 9 – September 4 2015 at the Michelson Museum of Art in Marshall.

MAXAM Outdoors is a worldwide leader in this sector with over 500 million cartridges produced annually in its various global facilities in Spain, the U.S., the U.K., and Turkey, and an international distribution network that operates in more than 80 countries. In this business MAXAM has a completely integrated production chain that includes both cartridge components (cases, primers, powder, wads, and lead shot) and raw materials (nitrocellulose).

MAXAM Group in the U.S.
The MAXAM Group also has other business units present in the U.S. through its Civil Explosives unit (blasting products, services for the mining, quarry and construction sectors) that is headquartered in Salt Lake City and also its Defense unit (products and services for the defense industry) that is also headquartered in Marshall. The U.S. contributes 6% of the MAXAM Group’s annual turnover with more than $1.2B in sales and $153M EBITDA in 2014.

MAXAM’s Civil Explosives business unit began its activity in the U.S. in 2001 through the acquisition of a local operator. North America is an important mining market where MAXAM occupies a strong position among the coal and metallic mining operations as well as the quarry, construction, and seismic (oil and gas operations) sectors. MAXAM North America’s operations are headquartered in Utah where they manage production facilities in Wyoming, Connecticut, West Virginia, New Jersey, and Canada while employing more than 100 workers.

MAXAM’s defense unit, EXPAL USA, was founded in 2011 and has worked primarily on research and development projects for the U.S. Army but will soon begin work on recently awarded demilitarization contracts.

About Rio Ammunition
Rio Ammunition, founded in 2001 with its headquarters in Marshall, Texas, and a subsidiary of MAXAM, is the worldwide leader in the development, manufacturing, and marketing of sporting and hunting cartridges. Rio’s success is based on proprietary technological developments – as a result of ongoing investment in R&D – and a totally integrated production chain ranging from the manufacturing of the main raw materials to the production of all the cartridge components (cases, primers, powder, wads and lead shot).

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David Quinones

Great ammo! Its all we use at Elmfork in Dallas. How do I order a Rio Trucker hat & T-Shirt in XL?


Welcome to Texas!!! Where do we go to apply for work????

Allan Day

I reside in the province of Alberta in Canada I have heard that your Company maybe opening
a Mfgr Plant in the province of Quebec in Canada; is that correct?

Clark Kent

Spence: Don’t be an IDIOT like Tex! You know what I mean by that!


I used Rio at my local sporting clay range, never tried it before, it work just fine, quality ammo.


Now that I know they are made in the U.S. I can buy some.


Welcome to Texas ,Thank you for coming to Texas . Make it we will buy it . Texans have a long history and connection with Spain. I have traveled in Spain and Vitoria ..Thank you God bless you and GOD BLESS TEXAS. BILL


We love to brag that we carry Rio shells and only carry Rio. Our customers have testified that they are the best. Glad your hear you are here in Texas.

Clark Kent

‘Obama and his minions’? Would that include the U.S. military? I am certainly no fan of Obama but that claim was silly. And sorry, Texans, but Texas is not a nation anymore than Iowa or Oregon is a nation. Another silly comment……


Texas is about to secede and then it will be and independent nation again won’t it ? Texas has it all,ports,oil, natural gas,agriculture,some of the largest cattle ranches in the world,..etc. ! The U.S.needs Texas one hell of alot more that Texas needs the U.S. What is made in Texas will stay in Texas,although we will be open to free trade ! ‘Texas like a whole other country’….how true that is about to become ! Gov.Abbott will get Texas out of this tyrannical U.S. Govt. ASAP,he is already setting the ground work for it. Texas pride/Texas proud !


Clark Kent don’t be a DICK! You know what they meant by that! Geez… Anyway, WELCOME TO THE GREAT STATE OF TEXAS! And thank you for supporting our 2nd Amendment Rights! And THANK YOU! Gov. Abbott for ALREADY doing more for our 2nd Amendment Rights in your first year than former Gov. Perry did ever! Keep up the good work and you will hold that office for a long time to come!

Thomas Welch

There is a severe shortage of 22 long rifle. The gentlemen who said produce 22 long rifle and you can sell them all in Texas was speaking the truth. Think how much you would save on shipping.


I see from their site that they are in fact making 5.56 nato rounds now and it says more calibers for handguns and rifles in the future. This is really good news for the ammo market. We need the extra manufacturing to offset Obama and his minions buy ups. Keep it coming Rio.


Texans give you 100% of our support!! Thank you for being there for us we will be there for you always RIO!!!

Kenneth Bass

Welcome your plant to Texas
Folks look around Rio shot shells have been in stores for years!

Connie Rowney

Welcome to the great state of Texas and close to Louisiana.

donald j lee

welcome to texas,where can i buy your products?


Welcome to the GREAT NATION (State) of TEXAS. Please announce when and where we can purchase your products.


Welcome to texas hope y’all make a good home with us and thanks for supporting the second amendment. God bless you and your business.

Glenn Durham

What stores will carry the ammunition in Texas?



Jerry J Hundl

I agree on making 22 ammo. The product would never get out of Texas.

Charlie Brent

Welcome to TEXAS, make 22″s and will not be able to make enough.


International ???? I think they underestimate how much Texans shoot. They better ramp up production if they want to get their ammo out of the state…lol


Thanks for supporting out 2nd amend rights and thanks for coming to Texas. We appticiate your buisness in our State. Thanks Gov. Abbott


Good luck! Thank you for supporting our second amendment rights!!!!!!!!!!!!

Don S. Embrey

22 long rifle, & military small arms ammo alone would make you billionaires overnight in Texas. Shogun shells? Not so much. Welcome to TEXAS!


Need to ramp up production dove season is just around the corner!!

Sharon G. Twist

I would like to put my name in for that gun you showed. I need to purchase 2,000 shells to go with it. Please give out your phone number so that I can call and place an order. Thanks so much. Love you Guys.


Welcome to Texas! Thank you for investing in our State and for supporting our second amendment rights!