At an announcement ceremony Wednesday morning (March 19), the Sedalia-Pettis County Economic Development Office announced the expansion of Black Dawn Manufacturing & Coating, a local firearms and accessories manufacturer located at 1511 North Ohio Ave. in Sedalia.

The expansion includes a $1.5 million capital investment and the creation of 19 full-time jobs in Pettis County according to Black Dawn co-owners Tim Padgett and Steve Abbott. When asked how soon the expansion would take place, Padgett said very soon.

KSIS interviewed the owners of Black Dawn, as well as Rusty Kahrs, the president of the Board of Directors of Economic Development for Sedalia-Pettis County. Those interviews are available below.

Tim Padgett and Steve Abbott Interview

Rusty Kahrs Interview