No Houdini Act: Smith and Wesson's Growth has Given New Life to Houlton
Smith and Wesson, the world's leading maker of handguns, has operated a factory in Houlton since 1966. This factory manufactures handcuffs and gun slides. The slides are made on state-of-the-art computer numerical control (CNC) machines. The success of this factory illustrates that high-precision and manufacturing can be done cost effectively in relatively rural areas such as those in Northern Maine.
Smith & Wesson, Machine-tools--Numerical control, Business enterprises--Technological innovations
Valigra, Lori, "No Houdini Act: Smith and Wesson's Growth has Given New Life to Houlton" (2015). Maine News Index – MaineBiz. 6516.