Christensen Arms, maker of advanced precision firearms and carbon fiber barrels, is the latest member of the firearms industry to be honored by an independent organization for positive economic impact and job creation. The company ranked 26th on MountainWest Capital Network’s (MWCN) 100 Fastest Growing Companies list in Utah.
“We are honored to be included in this year’s MWCN Utah 100 Awards,” said Wille Vernon, executive vice president of Christensen Arms. “Standing side by side with other outstanding Utah-based brands such as Black Rifle Coffee Company and Goal Zero is an incredible achievement. Our growth is a direct result of our passion for this industry, our dedication to innovation and our commitment to our customers. Here are many more successful years to come.
The Utah 100 recipients were chosen based on each company’s percentage increase in revenue between 2017 and 2021. This year’s awards ceremony, held Oct. 17 in Salt Lake City, in Utah, rewarded 130 companies.
“We commend Christensen Arms for building an outstanding business and making a significant contribution to Utah’s economy,” said Jason Roberts, MWCN Utah 100 Committee Chairman. “Christensen Arms further strengthens Utah’s position in as an excellent place to do business.”
MountainWest Capital Network is Utah’s largest business networking organization comprised of entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, consultants, legal professionals, bankers and educators. MWCN seeks to promote and recognize business growth and capital development in the state through a variety of awards programs and activities.
Christensen Arms was founded in 1995, bringing with it a wealth of aerospace industry knowledge. It developed the first carbon fiber wrapped barrel and for more than two decades has continued this tradition of innovation. “Christensen Arms’ use of top-notch components and the company’s attention to detail are clearly evident in the features, handling and performance of the Ridgeline Scout rifle.” American Rifleman staff noted in a recent review of one of the company’s offerings. “The high-quality, cutting-edge design of the Ridgeline bolt action series makes it an attractive option for serious sport shooters and hunters.”