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Connecticut gun company considering Horry County

Associated Press

Publication: theday.com

Published May 03. 2013 9:00AM   Updated May 03. 2013 9:16AM

Myrtle Beach, S.C. (AP) — A Connecticut gun manufacturer is considering locating in Horry County after that state passed stricter gun control laws in the wake of the Sandy Hook School shootings.

The Sun News of Myrtle Beach reports Horry County is one of six locations around the country being considered for the plant that could hire 100 workers within three years.

PRT Industries is looking to move because of the cost of doing business in the Northeast. Company CEO Josh Fiorini said the final push came when Connecticut passed stricter new gun laws after the Newtown, Conn., shootings.

The company has been contacted by 41 states. The six finalists have not been disclosed although Kansas courted the company and Texas Gov. Rick Perry says he's eager to bring the company to his state.

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