Myrtle Beach, S.C.— Rep. Tom Rice (SC-07) issued the following statement today regarding PTR Industries announcement to relocate their corporate headquarters to Horry County, South Carolina:

“It is easy to see why a company like PTR Industries would want to relocate to Horry County, South Carolina.  Our state has a skilled workforce, competitive wages, and a great quality of life—not to mention, a history of honoring individuals’ constitutional rights.  PTR’s decision to relocate their corporate headquarters to Horry County and invest more $8 million dollars in our district, is a direct result of the county’s aggressive economic recruiting efforts.  On behalf of the 7th District, it is my honor to welcome PTR Industries and thank them for investing millions in our district’s economy.”

PTR Industries is a full-fledged 21st century firearms manufacturing firm that employs gunsmiths, engineers, toolmakers, and machinists who work with state of the art technology to bring their customers a truly modern firearm. PTR is also not dependent on foreign surplus markets  and has the capability to produce every part for PTR rifles right here in the United States.