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Saturday, February 15, 2014

Remington Leaving NY?

Looks like it, for the most part.

High level sources have informed Yellowhammer News that Remington, one of the world’s largest gun manufacturers, will on Monday join Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley in announcing that they are bringing over 2,000 jobs to Alabama.

The company is viewing the move into Alabama as an expansion, but it will likely impact their Ilion, NY plant as well. The New York facility currently employees around 1,200 people. It is expected to stay open, but with a reduced workforce.

“The company is making the move as an expansion of capacity, production and research,” a source told Yellowhammer on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly. “The demand for Remington products has skyrocketed recently, for obvious reasons, so they need to increase their production capacity. They will be expanding their research capabilities with the Alabama plant, too.”

The initial estimated impact on Alabama’s economy will be roughly $87 million.


I hope that the official announcement includes a denunciation of NY Governor Cuomo and the knee-jerk legislature that rammed through the NY SAFE Act in the wake of the Newtown shootings.

2 comments:

John Block said...

Probably not. Large corperations seem obverse to smacking the tyrannical hand of Govt., for fear of losing customers. Much as Barretta barely mentioned the ass hat policies of Gov. O'Malley & Co. When announcing future expansion out side of Md.....

Bob said...

@John Block: On the contrary, the President of Beretta called out the gun-control policies of MD as reason for their decision:

http://www.wbal.com/article/105110/3/gunmaker-to-expand-in-tennessee-not-maryland