Remington Firearms Closes Operations In New York – Announces Relocation to Alabama

In March of 2011 Senator Chuck Schumer posted the following announcement:

Chuck Schumer close up

Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer joined Remington officials and plant employees to announce that Bushmaster Firearms is relocating a manufacturing facility from Windham, Maine to Ilion, NY, bringing over forty new jobs to Central New York in the process.   Schumer has been a long-time supporter of manufacturing at the Remington plant, urging top Army officials to open up competition for the Army’s small arms contracts to other U.S. manufacturers and domestic producers across the country like the Ilion, New York-based Remington. Today, Schumer applauded Remington’s decision to add new jobs to the productive and capable work force already making the factory an economic powerhouse in the Mohawk Valley.

What a great day for Remington’s Ilion plant, the Mohawk Valley, and Central New York’s economy,” said Senator Schumer. “Thanks to Remington’s continued confidence in this capable workforce, we’re going to see even more good-paying jobs at the plant, creating positive ripple effects throughout the region. (link)

However, in 2013 Chuck Schumer announced the following directive:

NEW YORK (AP) – Senator Charles Schumer says retailers that sell assault weapons should stop offering them for purchase while Congress discusses gun regulation legislation.

Schumer on Sunday released a letter he sent to major retailers asking for a voluntary moratorium. The New York Democrat says consumer demand for guns has gone up in the weeks since the December mass shooting in Newtown, Conn.

Schumer says Congress is debating the issue, and if measures get passed that limit these type of weapons, it won’t help if more of them have recently been sold. President Barack Obama has made gun control a top priority. Vice President Joe Biden is expected to give him a comprehensive package of recommendations for curbing gun violence this week (link)

*Jun 29 - 00:05*And Now TODAY 5/16/14  (via GWP):

Today, Remington announced they are closing plants in New York and moving operations to Alabama.  The Firearms Blog reported, via American Survival Guide:

The buzz around the industry early yesterday was that Advanced Armament Corp was being closed down and relocated. Before the end of business yesterday, employees at six Remington properties along with two production lines in Ilion, New York, were told their companies- and jobs- were relocating to Huntsville, Alabama.

Here’s the official company statement from spokesperson Teddy Novin:

“Earlier today we announced the consolidation of multiple company plants into our Huntsville, Alabama facility. This was a strategic business decision to concentrate our resources into fewer locations and improve manufacturing efficiency and quality. We are working hard to retain as many from the affected facilities as possible.”

The companies being relocated and their current locations are:
Advanced Armament Corp, Lawrenceville, Georgia; Montana Rifleman, Kalispell, Montana; TAPCO, Kennesaw, Georgia; LAR Manufacturing, West Jordan, Utah; Para-Ordnance, Pineville, North Carolina; and DPMS, St. Cloud, Minnesota. Additionally, the Bushmaster production and Remington 1911 production lines will also be relocating from Ilion, New York.

A Remington source tells The Outdoor Wire Digital Network the company will be offering relocation opportunities but an attractions of modern state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities like the one in Huntsville, Alabama is their innate ability to eliminate head count without negatively impacting production outputs.

We’ll keep you posted

I guess there’s only so much Two-Faced Political BS a company can take.

Baby Newt

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30 Responses to Remington Firearms Closes Operations In New York – Announces Relocation to Alabama

  1. Chip Bennett says:

    Well, I may just have to find myself in the market for a Remington-made firearm in the near future.

    Kudos to a fine, American company!


    • BigMamaTEA says:

      ABSOLUTELY! When I look at the headline pic of Schumer, I see EVIL. The evil ones will never understand. I do have to ask though…”Why don’t those voters up there clean house?!!


      • John Galt says:

        I don’t understand the overabundance of anti-gun Jews. Do they actually prefer to rely upon Zero’s big black muslim government to protect them from another train ride to the ovens?


        • ctdar says:

          You think with their history the Jewish people would always be on constant guard and never give up their right of self defense, ever.


        • auscitizenmom says:

          Hm. I hadn’t looked at it that way. I think they ought to rethink their position.


        • Murse says:

          Aaron Zelman, the late founder of “Jews for the Preservation of Firearms,” ( once stated that anti-gun Jews are self-loathing, which , in general, I think is a trait common to the far-left liberal.


        • doodahdaze says:

          If you were in Germany in the 30’s you would understand.


    • gainny says:

      “an attractions of modern state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities like the one in Huntsville, Alabama is their innate ability to eliminate head count without negatively impacting production outputs.”

      Robots instead of workers. Not altogether fine.


      • CurlyDave says:

        I would far prefer a robot and it human tenders working in Alabama, even if the head count is lower than it used to be in New York, than no one in the US working and the firearms being produced oversea.

        More workers would not be cost competitive. Whether you like it or not, the Japanese and the Germans both know how to make robots that produce things. Do we sit on our rear ends and let them take the market from us, or do we fight back?


      • 2x4x8 says:

        ya know, it wasn’t that long ago that small town hill country folks would move up in life by packing up and going to the Big City like New York

        also the recent major moves of Toyota and Occidental Petroleum out of California to Texas shows elections have consequences


      • Chip Bennett says:

        It takes humans to manufacture the robots. It takes humans to manufacture the control systems for those robots. It takes humans to program the control systems for those robot.s It takes humans to install, operate, and maintain those robots. And it takes humans to perform quality control on the output produced by those robots, including finishing and inspection.

        Most of the operations those robots perform? They’re repetitive-motion type operations that are regulated by OSHA because they lead to repetitive-motion syndrome.

        Here’s an example of how Ruger uses robots, in what is still a very manual labor-dependent operation:


  2. Rachelle says:

    I wonder how long the Commie mayor costs the city the financial industry?


  3. Daniel says:

    Who didn’t see that coming? What I’m really interested to see is an increase in business refusal to sell to the government. At the moment, they will give up their children to sell guns and ammo to the government. (And some would say, that’s quite literally what they are doing) But as things increasingly become real, people are starting to see beyond the dollars to see what’s really important and what is really being lost.


  4. auscitizenmom says:

    Just flippin unbelievable that these politicians think everyone is just going to go along with their insane ideas.


  5. Col(R) Ken says:

    Would you really trust Chuckie, he is pond scum. Chuckle and Dirty Harry Reid “share an apartment” in DC, who pays the rent?


  6. BigMamaTEA says:

    Col Ken, Dirty Harry lives in the penthouse of the DC Ritz Carlton with his wife. I do know Chuckie shares an apartment with a couple other losers. Do you think Dirty Harry contributes to their rent? Anythings possible at this point.
    ps: Five to six years ago, a group of ladies and myself started sending our address blacked-out junk mail to Harry. Just for curiosity sake, the first one I sent I shipped “restricted” return receipt. My little green card came back with a shaky Mrs. Reid signature. Who knows.
    I don’t even remember Dirty Harry’s diatribe back the, must have been junk mail at the time. We did it for a solid year!


  7. Menagerie says:

    Civil War. Location of munitions plants. Hmm.


  8. doodahdaze says:

    Only makes sense. If you were a fireams company how long would you dwell in New Yawk. I only hope all of the New Yawkers stay in New Yark till the bitter end. They suck.


  9. 2x4x8 says:

    the States that has so far been Left out of the discussion of Businesses fleeing has been Massachusetts – Connecticut and their fire arms manufacturers:


  10. TrickleUpPolitics says:

    There’s another irony here. The South lost the Civil War because the North had manufacturing and the South had agriculture. Soon the South will have both and the political situation is making a civil war seem nearer than ever. Things that make you go hmmmmmm…


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