NORWICH – One month after a structure fire shut down manufacturing operations at the CZ-USA plant at 5169 State Highway 12 in the Town of Norwich, the company is looking to relocate, with its sights set on Borden Avenue in the City of Norwich.
Although CZ-USA has not yet signed a lease with the building owner, President and CEO of CZ-USA Alice Poluchova has been working with city officials to possibly relocate the manufacturing firm within city limits. Several facilities in the area have been considered, said CZ-USA Marketing Manager Jason Morton; but thus far, the company’s primary fix has been on the available facility located at 57-67 Borden Avenue on the city’s north end.
CZ-USA, a high-end firearms and ammunition manufacturer, has been a staple of Norwich industry for several years. The Kansas City based firm uses its Norwich branch to manufacture the popular Dan Wesson firearms, the company’s best seller. According to a spokesman for the company, demand for the Dan Wesson firearm has exceeded production for several years. Relocation to the Borden Ave. facility not only keeps that high demand, high-end manufacturing in Norwich, but also gives it the space needed for possible growth further down the road.