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Ithaca Gun building a new plant in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

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Staff reports and The Associated Press

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. -- An Ohio company is building a new plant to make firearms in South Carolina that will employ 120 people.

The Ithaca Gun Company plans to spend nearly $7 million on the operation near Aynor.

Ithaca Gun has its roots in Central New York. The company was formed in the late 1800s in Ithaca. It has changed ownership several times over the years., In 1987, the company's gun-making operations were moved to King Ferry in Cayuga County.

The King Ferry plant was shut down in 2005. The company's headquarters are currently in Upper Sandusky, Ohio.

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