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A federally licensed distributor, importer and exporter of firearms has purchased two lots in Skowhegan’s Southgate Industrial Park with construction plans set for the spring.

Civil Arms Inc., based in Windham, with a partner company in Canada, bought the two end lots at the park on U.S. Route 201, south of downtown Skowhegan, for a total of $55,000, said Jeff Hewett, the town’s director of economic and community development.

The company is registered with the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the U.S. State Department and the U.S. Department of Commerce.

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Hewett said the company plans a 12,000- to 15,000-square-foot warehouse with office spaces and conference room. The building will be placed in such a way that future expansions can be added on to it.

“They’re a re-seller of all firearms. They ship all over the world,” Hewett said. “The firearms are made from all over the country and from other countries.”

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