In a somber announcement, Windham Weaponry, a respected name in the firearms industry, has revealed that it will be closing its doors for good. After twelve years of dedicated service, the company has decided to cease operations, marking the end of an era for this Maine-based firearms manufacturer.
The announcement was made through a post on Windham Weaponry's official channels, expressing deep regret over the necessity of this decision. The company's website and online retail ordering system will remain active until Tuesday night, September 12, to fulfill any remaining orders. This gesture reflects the company's commitment to its loyal customer base, ensuring that orders placed will not be charged until they are shipped.
Windham Weaponry's journey began in the wake of a significant transition in the firearms industry. When the new owners of Bushmaster Firearms decided to move their operations out of Maine, Windham Weaponry was born with a vision to carry forward the traditions and spirit of its predecessor. The company's shareholders and long-time employees embarked on a mission to establish a company that they could take pride in, one that was synonymous with exceptional customer service, high-quality products, and a nurturing work environment for their dedicated employees.
However, the last few years have presented significant challenges for the firearms industry as a whole. Windham Weaponry, like many others, faced hurdles that tested its resilience. Despite their best efforts, the company found it increasingly difficult to sustain itself, particularly in meeting its financial obligations to its bank, even after concerted efforts from the financial institution to support them.
While there was a glimmer of hope on the horizon with negotiations underway with an investor, these talks ultimately fell through. The unfortunate outcome left Windham Weaponry with no viable alternative but to make the painful decision to close its doors.
As the company begins the process of winding down its operations, it has initiated discussions with the Keenan Auction Company to determine the best course of action for a full liquidation. This process is expected to unfold over the next month or so.
In the midst of this sad news, Windham Weaponry expressed deep gratitude to its shareholders and employees for their unwavering support over the years. The company acknowledges the loyalty of its customers, whose support has played a crucial role in sustaining Windham Weaponry's mission.
The closure of Windham Weaponry marks the end of an era for a company that sought to honor the legacy of Bushmaster Firearms and build upon it. While this chapter may have come to a close, the memory of Windham Weaponry's dedication to quality, service, and its employees will undoubtedly endure in the minds of its customers and the broader firearms community.
As the company prepares for its final days of operation, those who have been a part of Windham Weaponry's journey and those who have cherished its products and services can reflect on the indelible mark it has left on the industry and the community it served.