Bushmaster Firearms hasn’t really been a living company for some time now, it is now technically another brand in Remington’s catalog of firearm companies. Bushmaster’s founder Richard Dyke recently announced the fomation of his new company, Windham Weaponry, Inc. Windham bought the former Busmaster manufacturing plant in Windham, Maine and is hiring many of the laid-off employees from Bushmaster. It was announced late last year that Bushmaster Firearms would be closing up shop at their Windham, Maine plant. The closer of the Bushmaster plant affected the whole town, causing several local businesses to close down.
Dyke started Bushmaster in 1976 and created it into one of the leading military and law enforcement firearms companies. He sold Bushmaster to Freedom Group International, who also owns Remington. 70 employees lost their jobs when the Windham plant was closed due to cost cutting measures. Dyke’s new company is sure to revitalize the town of Windham, and offer great firearms for enthusiasts. They’re expecting to ship their new firearms in September, 2011.