MAY 2, 2023

AG Composites: "Continued Growth a Testament to Product Quality"

OWENS CROSS ROADS, Ala. —One building block of the American dream is the nation’s entrepreneurs, hard-working visionaries that create small businesses producing high-quality products made by dedicated employees and sold at a fair price. When these small businesses show exponential growth, it’s a sign both that their products meet the needs of consumers, and that the company is one that values its workforce. This describes AG Composites to a “T.”

When brothers Dave and Matt Tandy founded AG Composites in 2014 they wanted to build the best carbon fiber composite rifle stocks in the world. Typical small-town kids, both went into the military, then their lives separated for several years in aerospace and engineering fields until they came together again. By then, Dave – a competitive cycler who was studying the design and aerodynamics of carbon fiber bicycles -- was building carbon fiber housings and telescopes for astronomers around the world. He and Dave, both hunters, decided to build rifle stocks inletted for the extremely popular Remington 700 action and common clones.

In the ensuing years AG Composites weathered the typical ups and downs of a small business start-up. Today, however, the company is both thriving and growing. “AG Composites is not the type of company to sit back and think we have it all figured out,” Matt Tandy said. “We are constantly looking at new technologies and materials in our endless pursuit to produce products that offer outstanding value and excellent performance for our customers. We are incorporating cutting-edge manufacturing such as 3D printing while continuing to research the latest advancements in materials.

The company utilizes modern design software from Solidworks and AutoDesk to create Computer Aided Design (CAD) models of every stock manufactured. The AG Composites engineers bring their aerospace industry CAD modeling experience to every stock designed. In addition, the company uses only the highest-quality carbon fiber, epoxy, and paint products to manufacture its premium line of rifle stocks. Consistency, efficiency, cost control, and frequent quality control checks are the primary drivers of each step in the manufacturing process and allows the company to produce top quality stocks in the fraction of the time of its competitors.

“We’re able to continue to grow not just because of our look-to-the-future philosophy, but also because of the people we employ,” Tandy continued. “When we first started there was Dave, myself, and our wives, Laurie and Angie, crammed into a behind-the-house hybrid garage-barn. As the business expanded, we’ve gone from 30 employees in 2020, to 45 people in 2021, to 65 people in 2022. By the year’s end we will nearly double that number of employees. We are currently running our day shifts seven days a week, and a night shift Monday-Thursday.

“We strive to be a place where our people look forward to coming to work every day,” Tandy continued. “We offer incentives, bonuses, a great environment where it is enjoyable to come to work each day.

“Currently we employ lots of military veterans, as well as a handful of disabled people recommended to us by Project SEARCH. In our area, Project SEARCH is a program in which the Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services has teamed up with Huntsville Hospital locally to provide real-life work experience combined with training in employment and independent living skills to help young people with significant disabilities make successful transitions to productive adult life in the area. It’s been fabulous.”

More information on the AG Composites, the company’s complete line of cutting-edge composite rifle stocks, how they are produced and jobs available all can be found at or by Clicking Here.

About AG Composites: AG Composites is a veteran-owned company that designs and manufactures advanced composite products in Owens Cross Roads, Ala. The company uses modern design software to create Computer Aided Design (CAD) models and the highest quality carbon fiber, epoxy and paint to make its line of rifle stocks. Every stock is tested with the action, bottom metal and barrel hardware before it ships to the customer. The company is known for delivering its products in weeks, not months. AG Composites’ mission is to be the most responsive reliable and supportive supplier in the advanced composites industry. The company can be reached at 1-833-AGSTOCK,, or for more information visit

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