RIO History

What We Leave Behind Matters

Since its foundation by Alfred Nobel in 1872, RIO's parent company, MAXAM, has become a global organization composed of five business units with 6,500 employees on five continents, industrial facilities in more than 45 countries, and sales in over 100. Strongly positioned as a major international player in a modern-day global market, MAXAM's sport shooting and hunting ammunition division MAXAM Outdoors produces more than 500 million shells annually. Introduced to the U.S. market in 2002, RIO Ammunition is headquartered in Irving, Texas with a distribution facility and warehouse located in Marshall, Texas. Keeping pace with competition shooters' and discerning hunters' needs, with an eye toward emerging future trends, RIO Ammo is positioned as a global leader in cutting-edge shotshell design, leaving a legacy worthy of its founder in environmental stewardship, and support of the shooting sports.

RIO History