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  • Remington moving two upstate production lines to Alabama one year after state passed gun control law

    05/17/2014 10:44:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | May 17, 2014 | Kenneth Lovett
    ALBANY — A year after the state enacted a tough new gun control law, Remington Arms said Friday it is moving two production lines from upstate to Alabama. Remington, which dates to 1816, said it will no longer produce its Bushmaster rifle and R1 pistol lines at its Ilion plant, which employs more than 1,000 workers. It’s unclear how many jobs will be lost in the move. But state Sen. James Seward (R—Milford) said passage of Gov. Cuomo’s SAFE Act last year didn’t help. “The fact that the lines being moved out are for products now more strictly regulated in...
  • Union official blames Remington Arms expansion in Alabama on NY Safe Act

    02/15/2014 10:15:48 PM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 184 replies
    Post Standard Syracuse NY ^ | 2/15/14 | Rick Moriarty
    Ilion, N.Y. — A union official said Saturday the Remington Arms Co.'s decision to open a manufacturing plant in Alabama does not bode well for Ilion, and he's blaming New York's Safe Act restrictions on assault weapons. "It can't be good," said Fran Madore, president of United Mine Workers Local 717, which represents 1,180 of the 1,300 Remington employees in Ilion. "How can it be good?" Madore said plant officials told him they wanted to meet with him on Monday. They did not say what they wanted to talk about, but Madore said he assumes it will be about the...
  • Remington Arms plant to be shut down for a month

    10/31/2003 11:21:23 PM PST · by archy · 33 replies · 614+ views
    Herkimer Evening Telegram ^ | Saturday, November 1, 2003 | CHICK PERRY
    Remington Arms plant to be shut down for a month By CHICK PERRY-Telegram Staff Writer ILION - Employees at the Remington Arms Company plant in Ilion were informed in a letter Thursday from Plant Manager Paul Cahan that the plant will be shut down for the month of December and on Jan. 2. The letter distributed to all of the company's approiximately 940 employees stated: "Due to the weak economy, Remington sales are down for the year 2003. As a result, it is necessary to make an adjustment to our production schedule. After considering various alternatives, we have decided to...