Cascade Cartridge Inc

 founded in 1951
Lewiston, Idaho

  • 1951 founded by Dick Speer (1915-1994) in Lewiston, Idaho
    – machinist at Boeing Aircraft’s Seattle plant
    – brother of Vernon Speer, who founded Speer Bullets
    – there was money to be made in reloading
  • provided a steady source of component primers
  • bought a 17-acre chicken ranch next to the Lewiston Gun Club
    – a mile south of brother Vernon’s bullet works
    –  production began in a renovated chicken coop
  • When the Lewiston Gun Club moved, Speer bought the adjoining property
  • February 2015 bought by Vista Outdoor

2299 Snake River Ave.
Lewiston, ID 83501


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