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Remington Moves Several Plants to Alabama

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Remington Outdoor Company officially announced that it is consolidating several facilities to Remington’s new location in Huntsville, Alabama. Previously, ROC had 19 locations in the United States.

Remington’s Director of Public Affairs and Relations Teddy Novin said, “We have 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.” Among the facilities being relocated to Huntsville are:

  • TAPCO of Kennesaw, Georgia
  • LAR Manufacturing of West Jordan, Utah
  • PARA US of Pineville, North Carolina
  • DPMS of St. Cloud, Minnesota
  • Advanced Armament Corp of Lawrenceville, Georgia
  • Bushmaster (AR-15) production from Illion, New York
  • Remington R1 (1911) production from Illion, New York
  • Montana Rifleman in Kalispell, Montana

Earlier this year, Remington opened a new 500,000-square-foot plant in Huntsville.

“We plan to create more than 2,000 jobs in Huntsville over the next decade,” said George Kollitides, Chairman and CEO, Remington Outdoor Company. “This additional capacity is essential to fulfill demand and introduce new products. We’ve watched our company grow from 2,400 employees in 2008 to 4,200 employees by the end of 2013.” Here are other Shooter’s Log stories about recent company moves:

Who do you think will move next? Tell us in the comment section.

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Comments (32)

  1. Meanwhile, my R51, which fired 9 shots then mechanically jammed, took 4 weeks to get an RMA, and now is 5 weeks at Remington, supposedly for repair. Email responses basically say, “we don’t know about your gun, we’ll email you when it’s done.” Awful customer service, and my fellow vets are watching this closely. The money grubbers often cause loss of customers. The issues with the 700? Buying up the competition? In the time of GM and Toyota, is this another corporate giant clone? I’m done with unreliable Remington.

    1. When the ammo shortage was at it’s worst I could still find a little 30-06 in several American brands.All looked good except Remington.Box after box the brass had small dents and looked like they were not wiped clean before being boxed. 30 year old rem and new win i have is all good. The big corps are selling out the small guy.Small shop owners tell me they can’t even get sales reps to come to the shop. 1 rep can cover 100 Big box stores but it would take 100 reps to cover all the small shops who would only buy smaller amounts. When the small shops are gone it will be easy for local powers to control ammo supplies. Already the biggest retailer in America has pulled gun and ammo from some locations due to local pressure. The big box dose not live or die on one product. Corps also have a LEGAL requirement to maximize profit for share holders.Don’t know what the answer is.

    2. I love Cheaper than Dirt and spend more on supplies than I should.But even CTD has bent to pressure .There are products that are legal in California but CTD will not ship them to the peoples republic of California. I can buy them in any good gun store.THANK YOU CTD for this blog.

  2. A lot of those company’s are from gun friendly states with good people losing their jobs. I worry that DPMS and Para and Bushmaster brands will just go away because Remington already makes an AR rifle and 1911 clone just another big company getting rid of their competition

  3. Concerns me though that the Freedom Group and Remington own so many arms manufacturers! Too much power and control centered in one business entity. Other concern is all these companies being forced into one large manufacturing complex…..that reeks of potential destruction. That’s why diverse operations are safer…. just “food” for thought

  4. Well, who will make out in the end. The politican’s of all the states they are moving out of and the gun manufacturer’s because of the lower cost of living in the states they are moving to. Good for them and their Pro Gun Politican’s. The losers are the people who lost their good jobs abd the Pro Gunners who kept voting in the wrong politican’s and were not positive enough to stop their foolishness and kept saying to themselves “It won’t happen to us”. Well, here they are.

  5. I will do my most to support any company that moves from NY. That state is a disgusting joke. Gun magazines don’t have the courage to take on companies like Kimber for enjoying business in a state that is hostile to gun owners and attacks us. We need hurt these companies–why not start with Kimber? Make them howl until they move operations from NY. Buy nothing from Kimber. Then we pick another company in a hold out liberal, hostile gun-hating state and ruin them or force them to move. Dollars talk. VOTE

  6. When you say power mongers I am gathering that you are referring to those now and before. Because those previously in office before Obama took the same oath and what have they done for this great nation? SQUAT!

    Fired, jailed, and fined is putting it mildly.

  7. Hopefully all Gun companies will move out of New York !
    We in the South want your Business !

    1. It’s not just gun Business “going south”. The Peoples Republic of California was rated the most unfriendly state for business.Read my post back up the page. In Nam {navy} we both saw what socialism wants to do. With the west coast and north east gone the South may be our last hope.The North saved the union 150 years ago. Free men are now looking south. DIXIE — Tag your IT!

  8. I would love to see Henry get out of the east coast, New Jersey, I think and move to friendly country like, Southeast O-H-I-O! It’s overdue.

  9. The problem has been created by ourselves. WE allowed power mongers to remain in office and think they can tell U.S. what to do for our own good. These mongers took an oath to protect and uphold the CONSTITUTION of the UNITED STATES – instead they are destroying it, stealing from the people and getting away with it.
    They do NOT walk on water and should be fired, jailed and fined to the max. Wake the hell up AMERICA! GOD BLESS the real AMERICA.

  10. NY governor Como and his henchmen are most likely delighted to see the makers of “evil” depart their state regardless of the economic impact.
    If they loose a significant amount of revenue, they will simply find a way to add some form of taxation to cover the loss. The liberal elites will not feel the pinch as will the average Joe who may suffer from higher taxes and/or loss of employment.
    As to the manufacturers refusing to sell to LE agencies in states that passed anti second amendment legislation, there will be little if any effect. These agencies will simply seek another domestic or foreign manufacturer to fill the gap. The feds could bring unwanted pressure against these companies by using the IRS, ATF, and DOJ to make certain that they are following “all” government imposed regulations to the extreme. Our government is no longer a government of the people as designed, but government by a group of elites (whom we elected) that decide what is best for us and will use what force is necessary to ensure compliance.

  11. What I want to do is APPLAUD the manufacturers that have refused to sell any products to LE agencies in states that have bashed the 2nd. Amendment rights of the everyday citizens. I wish they would extend that to those agencies of all denominations of government that fail to recall their oath of office.

  12. The next move will be by, “Executive Order.” ” Turn in all privately owned firearms to your nearest law enforcement office.” It is now illegal for private citizens to own firearms and ammo. Those refusing to follow this dictator’s order, will be charged with felonies, depending on the number of firearms NOT turned in. The Federal Department of Homeland Security will be conducting all raids and the Federal Justice Department will be handling all trials. The Federal Department of Prisons will be transporting all convicts to assigned Federal Prisons.
    Civil War will begin with the first attempt at enforcing this Obama Executive Illegal Order!
    The only help humans will have is the, ” Return of Jesus Christ,” to claim His Kingdom and the destruction of ALL the wicked! They will be burned by FIRE!!!!!!!! Starting with Obama and all minded humans.

    1. While I agree with you that the return of our Lord is mankind’s ultimate salvation, I would like to soften things up a bit for Him prior to his much anticipated arrival.

    2. But watch out for those who purport to be your friends. They are the worst of all. Kinda sad they are shutting down production facilities in States that are NOT anti-2nd Amendment, like Montana and Georgia. Kind of uncovers the myth that Remington is “punishing” NY and MN when they are ripping good jobs away from loyal employees in non-socialist states. These guys would really sell their mothers if it came down to mom or profit.

  13. I know this is a gun blog. But this is the story of what is happening all over the ‘liberal’ north and west.One company that might be run out of The Peoples Republic of California is HUY FONG Foods of Irwindale.If you google the founder you will find that he IS the American dream! He is American! He fled socialism for freedom. Now he might be ‘going south’. 150 years ago the north saved our country. Today Americans of Yankee heritage are looking to the South to save our freedoms. God bless America!

  14. Remington’s move is bitter sweet. New Yorkers and their gun grabber mentality deserve to lose the jobs and the support to their economy. It took a lot of guts for Remington to make the move but undoubtedly they’ll lose a lot of good people who can’t afford to just pick up and move their homes and families.

    Once they get there they’re likely going to have to train new people for the jobs they have to offer and in the end it’ll probably cost us all more. I just wish there was some way we could make those idiots in New York pay for it all.

    1. I believe they would be better for the move. Nicer people, lower cost of living. Should be a no-brainer.

    2. As one in the area these jobs are coming into, this couldn’t probably be more of a godsend. Several nearby plant closings in the recent years have resulted in a lot of people leaving the state and some severe hard times for some areas. Shame that it has to be a zero-sum situation but I am pleased to be on the winning end of that ratio for a change.

    3. Government and Unions: one in the same.
      Boeing is and has faced the exact same issues, moving to South Carolina (and I think Alabama) due to a brutal socialist machinist union trying to do to Boeing what their ‘kin’ did to Hostess (Twinkie).
      NY is paying for it, the problem is that they, like CA, have so much power, economy, cache, etc. — can take a major beating and keep on ticking. They’ve been advertising on Fox during prime time to come back to NY (please). The flight has been happening for a long time and is only gaining traction. It’s so bad (for boeing) up here in western WA, they’re moving “another 1000 engineering jobs” to California (!)

      http://www.al.com/business/index.ssf/2014/04/boeing_will_save_60000_per_job.html

      “Boeing will save $60,000 per job by moving engineering center to Alabama; average salary will be $89,000”

      http://seattletimes.com/html/businesstechnology/2023341837_boeingcasengineeringxml.html

      “Boeing moving 1,000 more engineering jobs to California”

      “However, some employees said the move seems intended to nudge out older, higher-paid workers and at the same time weaken the engineering union.”

      oh, not really….has nothing to do with age, everything to do with their pay….but yes of course, weaking the union…

    4. If Boeing is moving jobs back to the P.R.C. WA must be real bad.Read my other posts on this page.

    5. Hank,

      I agree this is a good move for Remington to get out of New York, but I have to disagree with you on costing us more. I think with less of the New York mentality and regulation, Remington will be even more profitable in Alabama! And by consolidating these facilities, they should be able to operate more efficiently.

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