After several years of working with Cheyenne LEADS, the economic development entity for Cheyenne and Laramie County, Denver-based Eagle Claw Fishing Tackle broke ground on a new 115,000-square-foot manufacturing plant in Cheyenne on Tuesday.

Located in the Cheyenne Business Parkway across from Magpul Industries, the state-of-the-art facility will take advantage of the latest technology to move processes from overseas while providing highly skilled jobs to the Cheyenne community.

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Cheyenne LEADS says the company has long ties to Wyoming, with the founder having fished many times on the North Platte River.

"The company held annual sales meetings at the A Bar A Ranch near Encampment," Cheyenne LEADS said in a news release. "The company’s current owner Lee McGill grew up fishing and working those events in Wyoming."

Cheyenne LEADS says when the time came for the company to expand, Lee turned to his son Drew McGill to find a location that was advantageous for the company.

"While proximity to Denver was important, no state was left out of the process," said Cheyenne LEADS. "After over five years of research and site visits, Wyoming made the most sense to the company."

“As a family-owned business, we appreciate the independent, friendly, family-oriented culture we’ve experienced in Cheyenne, for both ourselves, and for future generations of our family and our employees,” Drew said.

“We appreciate that LEADS has been responsive and helpful from day one," Drew added. "They have acquainted us with the community. They’ve answered numerous questions and connected us to the resources necessary to make this move happen."

The new facility is expected to be completed by February of next year and bring as many as 200 jobs to Cheyenne.


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