Nemesis Arms Announces Relocation to Edmonson County, Kentucky

Published Wednesday, December 24, 2014 10:30 am

Edmonson County, Ky. (December 24, 2014) – Nemesis Arms, a leader in precision firearms, announced today the relocation of their operations from California to Edmonson County, Kentucky.  Soon to be located in the Edmonson County Industrial Park, Nemesis Arms will bring production of their innovative firearms to South Central Kentucky, bringing an investment of $600,500 and 10 new jobs.

"The Nemesis Team is incredibly excited to be writing this next chapter of our story," said President & Owner David Ives, "We have always felt that our ability to grow and continue to innovate was limited by the social and political dynamic of the State of California." Kathleen Ives, David’s wife and Co-owner added, "We can hardly wait to get our equipment and our family settled in Kentucky. Our customers are also very excited about the move and are looking forward to the new products that will emerge from the Edmonson County facility."

Nemesis Arms began their family owned business in Calimesa, CA in 2007 and quickly established themselves as innovators in tactical rifle systems with a broad range of adjustability. Forseeing growth on the horizon, Nemesis began looking for a new home and found it in a 10,000 square foot facility near the Rockcastle Shooting Complex.

“The relocation of Nemesis Arms to Edmonson County will create new jobs and new opportunities for our community.  This company has been a leader in their industry, and we are excited about the diversification this operation will bring to our manufacturing base in South Central Kentucky,” said Judge Executive N.E. Reed.

Nemesis Arms provides a distinctive product to the firearms industry, with its ambidextrous firing feature which allows the bolt to be easily adjusted for use by both right and left-handed shooters.  With this and other unique features, the Nemesis Arms product has become a favorite of sportsmen, military, and law enforcement. Its unique appearance and popularity have earned the product screen time in movies and television series such as The Bourne Ultimatum, Savages, Charlie’s Angels, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., and Hawaii Five-O.

“As a region, we are proud to welcome Nemesis Arms to Edmonson County.  The combined efforts of economic development organizations in South Central Kentucky demonstrates why regionalism is one of the greatest assets we have,” stated Ron Bunch, President & CEO, Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce.

This is the 10th economic development announcement in 2014 for the Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce, for a total capital investment of more than $211 million and the creation of 663 new jobs.



About the Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce:

Incorporated in 1935, the Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce is a 5-Star Accredited Chamber by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and was named the 2009 Chamber of the Year by the American Chamber of Commerce Executives. As the fourth largest chamber in Kentucky, the Chamber serves as a premier business advocate for its more than 1,200 partners and is the driving force for economic development in South Central Kentucky. Its primary goals are to promote growth and success in the business community, reaching its small business partners and those in large industries alike. With leadership programs, governmental relations projects, educational initiatives and involvement opportunities, the Chamber aims to support the community and its neighbors in order to enhance the business climate and continue to grow the region. Learn more about South Central Kentucky’s advantages at


About Nemesis Arms

A family-owned Calimesa, CA business founded in 2007, Nemesis Arms manufactures the most versatile modular Tactical Rifle in the world, the Vanquish. A modular design allows it to be disassembled and packed away with no tools in less than 30 seconds into a proprietary briefcase or bulletproof backpack. The Nemesis Tactical Rifle has the ability to function with five different calibers by changing the barrel only, utilizing the same magazine and action. Nemesis also produces tactical upgrade parts for the popular AR-15 rifle. The Valkyrie rifle, The First Ambi-Bolt Action Rifle, was released at Shot Show 2014. Find out more about Nemesis Arms at