Yellowhammer News drops the bombshell:
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.
Huntsville, WAFF thinks they have the location nailed down:
A major expansion is expected to be announced that would benefit the Huntsville area.
The Military Times reported that Remington Outdoor Company is expected to announce an expansion to a new facility in Huntsville. The Military Times reported that two sources with knowledge of the property sale said ROC executives plan to finalize the sale of a 500,000-square-foot facility on Monday.
The City Council of Huntsville’s president will hold a special meeting on Monday concerning the possibility of new jobs. A trusted source had said a company will move into the old Chrysler building on Electronics Boulevard.
It’s a shame that Remington feels compelled to start moving away from Ilion, New York. The company has been operating there continuously for 198 years (longer than any company still making the same sort of product in North America), but New York’s tyrannical governor has made his position clear on “radical conservatives” and those who are “pro-assault weapon,” whatever that means.
Remington has little choice from a business perspective but to move where the political and business climate are more favorable. My condolences to the people of Ilion, who have been keeping this nation armed for so long, so well.