Goex rises like a Phoenix

Michael Crites


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Goex traces its roots back to 1802, when DuPont began producing gun powder in Delaware, and up until last year made Goex and Olde Eynsford-branded black powder in the old U.S. Army’s WWII-era Louisiana Army Ammunition Plant. 

However, making black powder can be dangerous— the plant suffered a fire as recently as last summer — and Hodgdon Powder decided to close it down for good last December while it shopped for a buyer. 

This was generally considered a terrible thing for every black powder user in the country as Goex was the only commercial powder works in the U.S. still making the stuff.

Well, with much rejoicing, Estes Energetics, a spin-off of the rocket makers, has purchased the Goex brand, lock stock, and barrel and plans to restart production in the coming months.

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