I haven’t heard of this company for some time. I had a question on one of their products and spent some time running down their current status.
Howell Munitions & Technology in Lewiston ID. The basic company originated as Howell Machine and provided a lot of tools & equipment to CCI. They acquired Ammo Load and then established Freedom Munitions (retail sales) and bought or established number of other companies and finally established the overall company as HMT.
They produced ammo with a variety of headstamps including AMMOLOAD, FM, FREEDOM, IMT & @IMT@, USA and X-TREME, and perhaps other headstamps. They produced both brass and steel cases.
Initially, in 2014, Howell Machine apparently was going to register themselves as International Munitions & Technology (IMT) and Ammo-Load made at least two lots of cases, the early ones without the two circles which were suppose to be the company logo. Instead they registered as Howell Munitions & Technology. They have been in bankruptcy since 2018 after going through some layoffs and apparently some serious quality problems if some of the forums are to be believed. The bankruptcy court approved their sale to Kash CA earlier this year.
If anyone has more info on this company, please share it. I believe they had a close relationship with a Turkish company which showed some of the headstamps on their cases. I believe all their cases had a step on the inside.
I would expect some new headstamps to come out of this. Their latest brand is “Range Time” but I have no idea what headstamp is used.