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Silencer Central approved for REDI Fund loan, relocating headquarters to Tea, S.D.

October 23, 2020

TEA, S.D. – Silencer Central, America’s largest silencer dealer, was approved today for a $3.3 million Revolving Economic Development and Initiative (REDI) Fund loan to start building its new corporate headquarters in Tea, S.D. Located on the future 85th Street Interchange, this new headquarters will combine Silencer Central’s existing operations in Sioux Falls, and warehouse and machine shop in Harrisburg into one state-of-the-art facility.


“South Dakota is open for business, and we’re excited that Silencer Central is expanding its investment in our state,” said Governor Kristi Noem. “South Dakota respects freedom, and our business-friendly environment is second to none. I look forward to seeing companies like Silencer Central thrive.”


“The City of Tea is excited Silencer Central has chosen to relocate their corporate headquarters in the Bakker Landing development. This is a highly visible development along I-29 and several quality businesses have already established themselves in the area. The addition of Silencer Central will add more employment opportunities and encourage other businesses to consider Tea as they decide to expand and grow,” said Mayor John Lawler.


The new headquarters will reside on approximately six acres of land in Bakker Landing. The expanded headquarters will combine the company’s Sioux Falls and Harrisburg operations, and will house corporate executives, sales, compliance and customer service, barrel threading operations, and storage of inventory shipped to 41 other states.


The 85th Street project is a construction zone undergoing heavy development that promises to be the next focal point for Tea and Sioux Falls’ rapid growth. With easy access to I-29 and the metro area, this bustling district of retailers, offices and housing is undoubtedly an excellent location for the new headquarters of Silencer Central.


“We are severely constrained by the lack of space to accommodate the new employees added each week. Our corporate office, barrel threading business, and warehouse will be combined under one roof in our new 30,000 square-foot building,” said Brandon Maddox, the founder of Silencer Central. “Silencer Central is excited about our new facility, we are thankful for a Second Amendment and business-friendly state like South Dakota, to call home.”


“Silencer Central’s decision to locate in Tea is a testament to the opportunity that is presented in Lincoln County. Thanks to Brandon’s investment and the hard work of Mayor John Lawler and his staff, almost 50 jobs will be added to the City of Tea. We appreciate the opportunity to have worked with the GOED, Silencer Central, and the City of Tea to help make this project possible,” said Jesse Fonkert, Executive Director, Lincoln County Economic Development Association.


About Silencer Central:


Silencer Central started its illustrious journey in 2005 as South Dakota Silencer, an events-based business, created with the goal of reaching the underserved hunting and sport shooting market by simplifying the silencer ownership process. It became Dakota Silencer, and finally rebranded as Silencer Central after expanding its simplified process in August 2020 to all 42 states where silencers are lawful. Silencer Central makes it simple to purchase a silencer by managing the entire buying process for the consumer, providing a free NFA Gun Trust, offering interest-free payment options, and shipping directly to their front door, once approved.


To learn more about Silencer Central, please visit


Media Contact for City of Tea and Lincoln & Minnehaha County Economic Development Associations:

Jesse Fonkert, Executive Director

Lincoln & Minnehaha County Economic Development Associations

200 N. Phillips Ave., Suite 101

Sioux Falls, SD 57104

Office – 605.339.0103



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