Olin/Winchester dedicates Centerfire plant in Oxford

OXFORD – A new $100 million plant will mean 1,000 new jobs within five years.

About 100 have been hired at the new Olin/Winchester Centerfire ammunition plant, and another 100 are expected be hired by the end of the year.

State, local and corporate officials dedicated the plant in the Lafayette County Industrial Park on Wednesday. The plant adjoins the company’s Rimfire and Military Packing operations, which relocated to Lafayette County in 2005 and together employ some 300 area residents.