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Gun maker Remington Outdoor Co. to open manufacturing plant, employ up to 2,000 in Huntsville
www.al.com ^ | February 15, 2014 at 8:21 AM, | Steve Doyle

Posted on 02/15/2014 11:12:00 AM PST by RetiredArmy

(full title): Gun maker Remington Outdoor Co. to open manufacturing plant, employ up to 2,000 in Huntsville.

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama - Remington Outdoor Co. plans to open a plant to make and develop weapons in Huntsville that could employ about 2,000 workers, sources have confirmed to AL.com.

The deal is set to be announced Monday at a special meeting of the Huntsville City Council.

Other Huntsville and Madison County elected officials declined to comment when contacted Saturday morning. Officials with Remington Outdoor and the governor's office did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

However, the Huntsville City Council on Friday called a special session for 5 p.m. Monday to consider a development agreement among the city, Huntsville Industrial Development Board, Madison County and an unnamed company. The agenda says Gov. Robert Bentley has asked that the name of the company not be revealed until the meeting.

The Military Times GearScout website reported the deal Saturday morning.

Two sources with knowledge of the deal told the website that Remington will purchase a 500,000-square-foot building to be used for manufacturing, new product development and training for the company's commercial, military and law enforcement businesses. Production is not expected to begin before 2015, the website said. Sources told AL.com the site is in west Huntsville in the area of Huntsville International Airport.

The Military Times report says Alabama's reputation as a strong supporter of Second Amendment rights played a role in

A 500,000-square-foot Remington plant would be one of the largest in the area, which has a 1.2 million-square-foot Toyota site in Huntsville, 500,000-square-foot Carpenter Technology metals facility in Tanner, 1.6 million-square-foot United Launch Alliance factory in Decatur and 700,000-square-foot Navistar production and office space in Huntsville.

Founded in 1816, Madison, N.C.-based Remington Arms Co. is among the nation's largest producers of rifles and shotguns. The privately-held company makes a wide variety of products for the hunting, shooting, sports and self defense markets. It also does extensive work with military, government and law enforcement customers.

Remington's website says the company employs more than 4,200 people at facilities in 14 different states. It's largest and oldest factory, located in Ilion, N.Y., has more than 1 million square feet of production space. Remington has another firearms plant in Mayfield, Ky., and makes ammunition at a large factory in Lonoke, Ark.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Alabama; US: Connecticut; US: New Jersey; US: New York
KEYWORDS: banglist; guns; gunsrights
Rolllllll Alabama!!! The State!!! That pesky 2d Amendment has provided TWO THOUSAND jobs to my state. Thank you liberals and anti-gunners. We will take them all.
1 posted on 02/15/2014 11:12:00 AM PST by RetiredArmy
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To: RetiredArmy

Huntsville is a nice area, I like it a lot.


2 posted on 02/15/2014 11:20:08 AM PST by Repeal The 17th (We have met the enemy and he is us.)
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To: RetiredArmy

This is what every gun and ammo makers in this country should do. Move their businesses to states that are friendly to the 2nd amendment. Let those other states, do without these companies, and see where they’ll be 5 years from now. I saw that Berretta moved their factory, and also those factories in Colorado, and the other anti-gun states. All of them have moved their businesses. Let’s all give them a cheer and an “ATTA BOY” for having the courage to do so.


3 posted on 02/15/2014 11:20:42 AM PST by gingerbread
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To: RetiredArmy

It sounds like they are making plans to move out of gun and business unfriendly New York and go to where they are more welcome.


4 posted on 02/15/2014 11:26:55 AM PST by Gritty (Inside every liberal is a totalitarian screaming to get out! - David Horowitz)
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To: Gritty

Good, we can get all the armories in the Free Zones of the new America.


5 posted on 02/15/2014 11:29:07 AM PST by DeWalt (Times are more like they used to be than they are today.)
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To: RetiredArmy

With any luck at all the first line they’ll put in will be for .22 rimfire ammo——that is still the scarcest caliber and it’s popularity has grown a bunch in the past decade or so.


6 posted on 02/15/2014 11:29:28 AM PST by cherokee1 (skip the names---just kick the buttz)
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To: RetiredArmy

Look for less work to be done at the Remington plant in Ilion, New York after 2015. Also, expect the new plant in Huntsville to be more space-efficient and capable of producing more than what is produced in Prince Cuomo’s realm.


7 posted on 02/15/2014 11:33:29 AM PST by MIchaelTArchangel (Have a wonderful day!)
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To: RetiredArmy

They are also expanding their ammunition plant in Lonoke, AR. My brother-in-law has worked there for 35 years.

They are running 24/7 and can’t keep up with demand.


8 posted on 02/15/2014 11:39:39 AM PST by Fledermaus (If we here in TN can't get rid of the worthless Lamar, it's over.)
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To: Repeal The 17th

I lived in Huntsville when Wallace was Governor. Fun times back then!


9 posted on 02/15/2014 11:53:08 AM PST by Beagle8U (Unions are an Affirmative Action program for Slackers! .)
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To: gingerbread

I fully agree. Why would you stay where you are hated, taxed to death, every road block that can be made thrown up in your way. Pull out every job, every dollar and let the state explain to them why those millions in tax and payroll dollars are gone. They can easily take the employees who want to go, go with them. The experience comes and can train the new workers also.


10 posted on 02/15/2014 12:09:58 PM PST by RetiredArmy (God's judgment on America is here for us to see. If America does not wake up, it is going to suffer)
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To: RetiredArmy

While I’m happy for Alabama, I wish some of these gun companies would move to New Mexico. Though technically a blue state now, we are a gun loving state, with some of the best gun laws in the country.


11 posted on 02/15/2014 12:10:58 PM PST by pallis
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To: RetiredArmy

Good for Alabama. Sad to see they didn’t choose Virginia, but given the election of our idiot governor can’t say as I don’t understand. He’s more interested in gay marriage. Maybe he thinks the sex toy industry is going to relocate here?


12 posted on 02/15/2014 12:25:39 PM PST by RKBA Democrat (Having some small say in who gets to hold the whip doesn't make you any less a slave.)
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To: RetiredArmy
Next shoe to drop: Remington to close Ilion, NY facility and move out all operations from NY state. Reasons cited are NY state violation of 2nd Amendment rights that has poisoned Remington's ability to manufacture and sell a legal product without onerous government meddling and interference.

Remington spokesman: Governor Cuomo said that we weren't welcome in his state and we've taken him at his word. Bye, bye, Andrew. We're out of NY state as fast as we can go.

13 posted on 02/15/2014 12:27:17 PM PST by MasterGunner01
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To: DeWalt

Yep. When the Red State Rebellion breaks out, it is important that all of these facilities are in ....

OUR STATES!

:-)


14 posted on 02/15/2014 12:56:00 PM PST by Sapwolf (Talkers are usually more articulate than doers, since talk is their specialty. -Sowell)
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To: RetiredArmy

Great. I wondered what company was coming here.


15 posted on 02/15/2014 1:18:42 PM PST by MamaB
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To: Repeal The 17th

I have lived here since 1966 and would not want to live anywhere else.


16 posted on 02/15/2014 1:20:51 PM PST by MamaB
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To: RetiredArmy

Buy Remington!


17 posted on 02/15/2014 2:36:08 PM PST by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: ought-six
Buy Remington!

I did!

18 posted on 02/15/2014 2:47:27 PM PST by Dalberg-Acton
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To: RetiredArmy

I suspect it might be in an old Dunlop tire plant, closed a number of years ago after a prolonged strike. About half a mile from where I work.
Maybe I’ll get a “friendly neighbor” discount.


19 posted on 02/15/2014 3:23:13 PM PST by WayneM (Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the the universe.)
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To: RetiredArmy

So is Remington buying an empty existing building, or building a new one. T’would be nice if they could take over an existing building, and put it to good use.


20 posted on 02/15/2014 3:33:28 PM PST by SuziQ
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To: SuziQ

Sounds like taking over another existing building to me.


21 posted on 02/15/2014 3:44:45 PM PST by RetiredArmy (God's judgment on America is here for us to see. If America does not wake up, it is going to suffer)
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To: pallis

“Though technically a blue state now, we are a gun loving state, with some of the best gun laws in the country.”

Yeah, but you will have to “rein in” your cops who are doing the colonoscopies on motorists. That’s egregious behavior. Just wonder when those two guys who are suing get through if they will “own their own county?”


22 posted on 02/15/2014 7:51:29 PM PST by vette6387
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To: cherokee1
"With any luck at all the first line they'll put in will be for .22 rimfire ammo...."

It is gonna be a firearms plant....not ammo. Read the article.

23 posted on 02/15/2014 7:56:24 PM PST by diogenes ghost
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To: Gritty

Cuomo can rationalize now that no jobs leaving NY, but moves don’t happen overnight. No one in their right mind would move headquarters and opening a plant at the same time.


24 posted on 02/16/2014 3:13:30 AM PST by School of Rational Thought
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To: School of Rational Thought

Cuomo is a disaster for this state and America this disaster awaits you if you elect Hillary Clinton as your next President. New York politicians specialize in wrecking economies. I live in upstate New York and I watched it deteriorate over the last 50+ years. The Republicans are no better with most of them being RINOS. For example my Republican congressman Gibson is a sellout and now can be classified as a RINO. To make make matters worse he is running against a homosexual who is married to one of the founders of Facebook. Whoever wins will be a loss for New York State citizens. I’m glad we can still move to a more hospitable state when we are ready to go.


25 posted on 02/16/2014 3:19:44 AM PST by ebmiller (Podcasts are the way to go)
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