GOEX Black Powder is bought ,and will be back in production

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remshooter

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Estes Energetics to Extend the GOEX Black Powder Production Legacy
Estes Energetics has acquired the assets of GOEX, the premier black powder brand, and will continue and grow production at its Louisiana manufacturing facility.

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Jan 31, 2022, 08:36 ET

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MINDEN, La., Jan. 31, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Estes Energetics (https://estesenergetics.com/) is pleased to announce the acquisition of GOEX from Hodgdon Powder Company. This last remaining commercial scale black powder factory in the United States produces GOEX and Olde Eynsford brands of black powder, which are highly regarded by competitive and recreational shooters, re-enactors, and muzzleloading hunters, as well as fireworks manufacturers. GOEX black powder also propels the model rocket motors of sister company Estes Industries, the leading model rocket brand, and supports the needs of the U.S. Military.

The acquisition of GOEX was completed in January 2022. "We are extremely excited to extend the relationship with our loyal customers as we ramp up production to satisfy pent up demand later this year," said Karl Kulling, CEO of Estes Energetics.
 

rkrcpa

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Timing and pricing are the big questions. I gotta believe it will be a big, expensive undertaking to get the plant up and running "to Code". Given the supply chain issues we have all experienced, it will be challenging to say the least. It is inevitable that those costs will need to be built into the selling price of the powder. But, all in all, more supply is better than less and domestic production is better than foreign.
 

gunzo

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This is a good thing, as our nation needs to keep all the manufacturing we can.

And,,,, our military, most of all, shouldn't have to rely on foreign sources for anything, much less, gun powder.
 

oliver507

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Back in the day (think 1950's and 60's we used a "LOT" of the Estes rocket engines now not so much. Now we burn a fair amount of the GOEX in smoke poles, Come on hunting season!!!
 

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