Guns and ammo are selling briskly these days, and that means weapons makers are hiring. Some manufacturers are scrambling to find enough workers, reported.


Mike Weddle, head of maintenance at Dynamic Research Technologies (DRT), an ammunition manufacturer in Albany, Mo., says he is adding 10 new hires to his staff of 35. The company's machine operators make between $10 and $17 an hour, a decent wage in a region where it's tough to find a job and the cost of living is relatively low.


DRT currently cranks out 80,000 bullets per shift and operates two shifts per day. But that's not enough to meet demand. So Weddle is adding a third manufacturing shift and building an additional facility. Read more.