One of Canada’s most… ahem… discussed firearm manufacturers has a new owner: North Eastern Arms, known for producing a line of excellent CZ 858 accessories formerly under the Neit Arms brand, then a line of ITAR-exempt AR-15s and accessories as NEA, has been purchased by Black Creek Labs. An aerospace contractor with plenty of experience machining aluminium components on CNC machinery, Black Creek Labs brings tremendous experience and manufacturing potential to the NEA lineup, and will allow for vastly increased production capacity over what NEA was formerly capable of.
In other words? More NEA-102 rifles (now known as BCL-102s) will be available more quickly. So prepare your wallets.
The following is the official press release:
“August 10, 2017
Black Creek Labs, a boutique Canadian Defense contractor acquires North Eastern Arms and one of NEA’s key Machining suppliers. The transaction brings together a team of industry leaders in the field of research, development and the manufacturing of military grade firearms and defense products. Now operating under the oversight of a distinguished board and an experienced management team, the combination of these companies will enable a significant expansion in modern machining techniques and new and innovative defense products.
As a result of the acquisition, firearms manufacturer, North Eastern Arms, has dramatically increased the resources allocated to research and development, which is already evident with the opening of a new headquarters and testing facility and multiple new products featuring some first-to-market innovations. NEA founder, Jeff Hussey said, “This group of people share our dedication to continuous improvement and the result so far has been outstanding. Our new modernized manufacturing processes and additional resources have allowed us to develop several new generation products which will be released at industry leading competitive prices.”
Black Creek Labs will be focused on equipping today’s law enforcement officer and the modern war fighter through new collaborations, expanded R&D and innovative new product design. Our dedication to creating more reliable, lighter and more accurate rifles has also directly translated to new features dedicated to the Canadian Commercial Market.
Black Creek Labs expects to be announcing new commercial product lines in early 2018 at IWA Outdoor Classics in Germany.”