Skip to comments.Remington Has No Plans to Leave New York
Posted on 04/11/2013 9:29:25 AM PDT by EXCH54FE
Remington has made their intentions to stay in the state of New York clear in a recent meeting with state lawmakers, in spite of the passage of the SAFE act, the highly controversial gun control package that has already started to come undone.
Dozens and dozens of companies have boycotted New York law enforcement in protest of the passage of these gun laws, and companies across the U.S. are relocating following the recent push for increased gun control around the country.
Remington is taking the opposite tack, and is going forward with plans for a $20 million upgrade to their manufacturing facility in Ilion, N.Y. They are doing so to fulfill a 10-year contract with the military to supply SOCOM with 5,000 Remington MSR sniper rifles. The contract is worth $79.7 million for the rifles as well as Advanced Armament Corp. Titan QD suppressors and 4,696,800 rounds of ammo.
The state of New York has granted Remington millions of dollars over the years to upgrade and renovate their Illion facilities, almost $6 million just recently.
In 2010, Empire State Development, the agency that works with private companies to attract and retain jobs, announced $2.5 million in grants and subsidies to help Remington bring its Marlin lever-action gun production from Connecticut to Ilion and add 100 jobs. That followed two grants in 2009 worth $3 million for renovations and machinery.
Whether the state will continue to support and subsidize Remington and other Freedom Group gun manufacturers is another issue entirely. But for at least the next decade, Remington will remain at their Ilion home, where they employ about 1,200 people, in order to supply the military with rifles uninterrupted.
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Do you, as an individual, ask people to buy things from you for your livelihood?
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My ex (now deceased) Mother in Law was the only smoker in her family, (Husband, 2boys, 1 girl) and my ex wife was strictly anti smoking BUT married me despite my smoking 3 plus packs of Regular Camels a day.
Her younger brother could probably be ‘accused’ of being a 60’s idealist, anti smoking, (don’t know and didn’t care his stance on drugs), anti drinking, anti military, anti Vietnam War, so - as you can see- we had a lot in common. <: <:
Anyway after much searching he found a job in the early to mid 70’s being a Rep for R J Reynolds and part of his job was to distribute the 3 or 4 pack samples of their different products.
I may have been a ‘drunk’ and one of those ‘nasty smokers’ but I did have integrity and continually asked how, in good conscience, could her brother profit from the nasty tobacco companies...the stock answer from him and her was - Well, I needed a job, I told him that with his ‘moral turpitude’ he may as well be standing on the corner selling drugs, given the way he was so anti smoking.
Guess the fact they both were/are New England Libs has something to do with it.
I'm real sure the hypocrites will write the law so that they can keep producing and shipping guns. They just don't want you to have one.
Which means that their objective is to get rid of the customers of their manufacturers, which will then cause Remington to go out of business. Which is why Remington is stupid not to leave.
“Will you do business with Remington following this announcement?”
Probably not. Remington, by remaining in enemy territory, and essentially electing to live off government contracts, has chosen the side of evil.
“What about other Freedom Group companies?”
Depends on what they choose.
They say this NOW and they believe it NOW and it is true NOW, but when their competitors open shop in no tax states and thus gain a pricing edge that determination will melt away - bank on it.
The irony is that they may go bankrupt because they stayed.
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