BREAKING: Remington Likely Expanding and Moving Numerous Jobs From NY to Alabama
According to an article by Yellow Hammer News, Remington Arms will be expanding their operations not in their home state of New York but in Alabama.
The announcement is expected to come tomorrow during a press conference with the Alabama governor.
How exactly the New York Remington plant will be affected is not yet known. According to Yellow Hammer News,
“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.
Please note, this is just one report and we don’t expect formal confirmation until Monday.
The news follows a similar move by Beretta who recently announced they would be expanding not in Maryland, but in Tennessee. Several other firearms manufacturers have made similar moves to leave or reduce operations in anti-gun states.
Magpul, the makers of arguably the most popular AR-15 magazine on the market fought hard against anti-gun legislation in Colorado and even threatened to leave and take their jobs with them if the bills were passed. The bills did pass and Magpul is currently in the process of moving the majority of its operations out of the state.