I wanted to do some reading about them... but this is all I could find. It turns out they are a small company in Louisiana... 100% minority owned & operated.
I thought this was neat... and figured I'd pass the word. Anyone have an shooting experience with this ammo?
Curt Wilson, director of Polytech, left, and President Sy Wylie conduct ballistic testing on a new polymer cartridge they designed. The two hope to have the assembly plant up and running by September
U.S. Congressman Jim McCrery announced Thursday that the U.S. Department of Agriculture has approved a conditional commitment for a guaranteed loan of $1.6 million for a Minden company.
The $1.6 million guarantee was granted to Polytech Ammunition Company, and the funds will be used to finance the start up of an ammunition assembly plant. The company will produce a cartridge cases designed with a polymer body. This project has the potential to create many additional jobs for the area.
"I am pleased that the Department of Agriculture has guaranteed this loan," McCrery said. "This money will allow the Polytech Ammunition Company to expand its operations and bring new jobs to Minden and Webster Parish."
The company should create around 40 to 50 new jobs, which should all be filled by December according to Sy Wylie, president of the company.
"We received around 2,000 job applications from LA Works since we first announced the beginning of this project," Wylie said. "We will choose the most experienced from these applications."
Wylie said they plan to hire some of the workers who were once employed at the Louisiana Army Ammunition Plant.
The plant which, will be 100 percent minority owned, will have access to 31,000 square feet of buildings and 30 acres of property located on area K at the LAAP.
In 1999, the federal government closed 10 army ammunition plants with caretaker only status.
Wylie and partner/long time friend Curt Wilson said they first saw the site advertised on the Internet.
"This site was considered one of the most excesses military sites in the USA," Wylie said.
Wylie said he and other investors contacted the agencies ARMS and the USDA, which according to Wylie does not provide funding for research and development, only production.
"When we were far enough into production we contacted the USDA," Wilson said.
Wilson said Polytech is not the first company to attempt to manufacture a cartridge case designed with a polymer body.
"It sometimes takes a while to get the conditions just right for development," Wilson said. "We are very excited about having the opportunity to help create jobs."
Wylie said they should be ready for production in August or September.
Polytech plans to have a grand opening and ribbon cutting with the Minden/South Webster Chamber of Commerce, a group Wylie said has also been instrumental in helping get the business off to a good start.
"We anticipate these job opportunities will be a positive addition to Minden," Wylie said.