Tony DiChario, president and founder of American Tactical Imports, said, “The relocation process will be smooth, and we have ensured that the process will not affect customer service, product distribution or any other segment of our business.” ATI imports firearms and firearms-related products, including German Sports Guns (GSG) and Drago Gear. The company also manufactures its own line of ATI AR-15 complete rifles and components.
A prime reason for the move was that it was important for a firearms importer and manufacturer to do business within a state that is friendly to the 2nd Amendment rights of the people, a company statement said.
It is also important that ATI be close to the port-of-entry into the country for several of their imported products. The relocation to South Carolina ensures that both of these factors are met.
“This move to South Carolina will help ensure a solid foundation for our company,” DiChario said. “The people of South Carolina have welcomed ATI with open arms and we are excited about making our new corporate home there.” ATI’s relocation is also a boost for the state of South Carolina.
“Today’s announcement is another testament that South Carolina is a destination for job-creating investments,” said South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley. “We celebrate American Tactical Imports’ decision to invest $2.7 million and create 117 new jobs in Dorchester County.”