Remington Opts to Stay in New York State & Expand Operations After Getting $80m Govt Contract
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This story seems to have managed to stay in the local NY media until now.
According to a report from Albany Watch, Despite concerns from local officials and residents that the Remington Arms plant in the Mohawk Valley could close or move because of New York’s tough gun-control law, the company is actually looking to expand its existing plant, the Associated Press reported, citing local media reports.
Local lawmakers apparently talked to Remington about its $20 million expansion. The company has received $5.5 million in state incentives over the past five years.
NY Congressman Richard Hanna released the following statement on his website:
UTICA, N.Y. – U.S. Representative Richard Hanna today announced that Remington Arms has been awarded a nearly $80 million contract to produce more than 5,000 sniper rifles for the U.S. military. The work will be done in Ilion by Mohawk Valley employees.
The federal contract comes from the Special Operations Command (USSOCOM), a division of the U.S. Department of Defense. The contract will be awarded over the course of 10 years.
“The award of this contract to Remington Defense further shows that they are the premier manufacturer of sniper rifles for our Armed Forces,” Rep. Hanna said. “I have full confidence that this contract will be fulfilled with the high quality and standards that define our Ilion workforce. I fully support Remington Arms and will continue working to ensure that the company and its dedicated employees can thrive in Herkimer County for generations to come.”
This contract and the fact that Remington opted to fulfill it in NY will mean the anti gun state of New York will enjoy tens of millions of dollars of positive economic impact over the next several years from Remington and its employees.
Many gun companies are refusing to do business with law enforcement or the governments of anti gun states.
Some companies are even taking the step of moving their operations completely out of anti gun states.
It would seem Remington has opted to do the opposite.
Remington is owned by the massive investment company, Freedom Group, who also owns Marlin, DPMS, Para, Bushmaster and several other gun manufacturers.