started in 1949

“Accurate, deadly, dependable”


  • World War II Joyce Hornady trained marksmanship to the security force at the Grand Island Arsenal
  • Hornady acquired the first of many Waterbury Farrell assembly presses,
  • 1949 a two-man operation
  • Hornady Sporting Goods Company
  • 1958 built the 8,000-square-foot plant
  • 1964 Frontier Ammunition surplus military brass with Hornady bullets
  • 1960 new manufacturing space 25,000 square feet
  • 1970 Steve Hornady, Joyce’s youngest son, joined the company
  • 1971 acquired Pacific reloading Tool Company
    – thry invented the “C” type reloading press in 1928
  • January 1981 Joyce Hornady and his companions died ina plane crash en route to SHOT Show
  • Steve Hornady became president


Hornady Manufacturing
3625 West Old Potash Hwy
Grand Island, NE 68803



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