Estes Energetics Acquisition of GOEX Black Powder Production

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GOEX Black Powder Production has been acquired by Estes Energetics

Powder Valley Inc is helping to announce some important industry news.  On January 31st, 2022 an announcement was made that Estes Energetics has acquired the assets of GOEX, the premier black powder brand, and will continue and grow production at its Louisiana manufacturing facility.

This is among the last remaining commercial scale black powder factories in the USA producing GOEX and Olde Eynsford brands of black powder, which are highly regarded by recreational and competitive shooters, re-enactors, and muzzleloading hunters, as well as fireworks manufacturers. GOEX black powder also propels the model rocket motors of sister company Estes Industries, the leading model rocket brand, and supports the needs of the U.S. Military.

GOEX has a long history dating back to 1802, when DuPont began producing black powder in Delaware. DuPont’s Belin plant in Pennsylvania became part of GOEX in the early 1970s. In 1997, the operations of GOEX were moved to Minden, Louisiana. Estes Energetics plans to continue this legacy of high-quality American-made black powder, bringing innovation and full-spectrum engineering capability to fortify safety and quality.

GOEX Industries manufactures high quality black powder that is used for sporting and fireworks applications and is a vital component for industrial and military applications. GOEX has been producing American-made black powder for more than 200 years and is the only U.S. manufacturer of black powder.  To learn more about GOEX Industries please visit

Powder Valley Inc will continue to keep its loyal customer base kept up to date with major industry changes as they occur.  You can continue to visit our Goex Powders page while this change is taking place.  Powder Valley Inc is the leader in reloading supply and equipment.