Olin - Winchester Acquires White Flyer Targets Business
CLAYTON, MO (October 2, 2023) —Olin Corporation (NYSE: OLN) announced today that it has completed the previously announced acquisition of White Flyer Targets, North America's preeminent leader in recreational trap, skeet, and sporting clay targets. White Flyer will be combined with the Winchester Ammunition business.
The acquisition includes White Flyer's five state of the art manufacturing facilities in Coal Township, Pennsylvania; Dalton, Georgia; Webb City, Missouri; Knox, Indiana; and, San Bernardino, California and includes White Flyer's recently announced ECO FLYER® target product line.
"We welcome our new White Flyer teammates," noted Brett Flaugher, president of Winchester Ammunition. "Together, we can enhance the continued growth of trap, skeet, sporting clays, and other shotgun sports. These two leading brands are renowned for unmatched quality and now offer increased value to our customers through comprehensive ammunition and clay target solutions for the thousands of shooting ranges across America."
Olin funded the transaction with cash on hand and anticipates that the transaction will be immediately accretive to Olin's shareholders.
OLIN COMPANY DESCRIPTION
Olin Corporation is a leading vertically-integrated global manufacturer and distributor of chemical products and a leading U.S. manufacturer of ammunition. The chemical products produced include chlorine and caustic soda, vinyls, epoxies, chlorinated organics, bleach, hydrogen, and hydrochloric acid. Winchester's principal manufacturing facilities produce and distribute sporting ammunition, law enforcement ammunition, reloading components, small caliber military ammunition and components, and industrial cartridges.
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