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Indy

Denver, CO

#21 Feb 18, 2014
http://yellowhammernews.com/nationalpolitics/...
Remington Arms moving 2,000+ jobs from NY to Alabama

The company is viewing the move into Alabama as an expansion, but it will likely impact their Ilion, NY plant as well. The New York facility currently employees around 1,200 people. It is expected to stay open, but with a reduced workforce.

“The company is making the move as an expansion of capacity, production and research,” a source told Yellowhammer on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly.“The demand for Remington products has skyrocketed recently, for obvious reasons, so they need to increase their production capacity. They will be expanding their research capabilities with the Alabama plant, too.”

The initial estimated impact on Alabama’s economy will be roughly $87 million.

Remington first began considering new locations after the New York legislature passed the Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement (SAFE) Act in response to the tragic shootings in Newtown, Conn.

The optics could not be worse for New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who told WCNY radio host Susan Arbetter about a month ago that “extreme conservatives” who are “right-to-life, pro-assault-weapon, anti-gay,” have “no place in the state of New York.”

“If he doesn’t want hard working pro-life and pro-2nd Amendment people in his state, we will gladly take them here in Alabama,” Speaker Hubbard added.

It looks like that’s exactly what is happening.

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Looks like Cuomo stepped on his dick.....
Indiot

Albany, NY

#22 Feb 18, 2014
Indiot, look at the headline of the story. Then read the story, again, and tell us exactly where someone has stated, in the article or anywhere else, that "2000 + jobs" are moving from Ilion to Alabama.

I'm pro gun and anti Safe Act, but I don't think it helps to make stuff up.

You are a moron. Mind your own business in CO.
dolgefan

Herkimer, NY

#23 Feb 18, 2014
If Remington ever moves it will be because of money. The safe act doesn't effect them making and selling guns in any way. No matter where they are made the law stays the same here. I'm sure if they move people will blame the safe act but that will be just the cover the company will use to hide behind.

Let's see if Remington does right by their current employees or they just go for the dollars! It's Remingtons call no one else's!
Buzz Beer

Utica, NY

#24 Feb 18, 2014
Good gald to hear it is closing !!
Indy

Denver, CO

#25 Feb 18, 2014
http://www.syracuse.com/news/index.ssf/2014/0...
Union official blames Remington Arms expansion in Alabama on NY SAFE Act

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?"

Military Times reported that the company's expansion in Alabama would not affect Remington's operations in Ilion. But Madore said he's afraid the company has soured on New York because of the passage of the SAFE Act, which bans assault weapons such as the AR-15 made by Remington.

Madore said he's worried the company will move jobs out of Ilion, the Herkimer County village where the company has been making firearms since 1816.

"The SAFE Act has been a terrible thing from the beginning," he said. "You'd think New York would be doing everything to keep us. Instead, it passes a law that cripples us."

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http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/jan/...
SEE YA: Top gun company splits from Colorado, costing state $85 million (Thursday, January 2, 2014 )

ERIE, Colo.— Magpul Industries, a leading firearms accessories maker, will relocate its extensive manufacturing facilities to Texas and Wyoming in response to the Colorado legislature’s enactment of sweeping gun control legislation last year, the company announced Thursday.

At the same time, the company plans to maintain a toehold in Colorado to continue to fight the gun control bills passed by the Democrat-dominated General Assembly and signed in March by Gov. John Hickenlooper, a Democrat.

The cost to Colorado’s economy, according to the company:$85 million in local economic activity and up to 400 supply-chain jobs.

Meanwhile, Magpul’s manufacturing and distribution facility will move about 80 miles north to Cheyenne, Wyo.
Wyoming Gov. Matthew Mead, a Republican, said in a statement that “Wyoming and Magpul are a great match.”

The move is a particular coup for Texas Gov. Rick Perry, a Republican who openly wooed gun companies based in states considering restrictive laws to consider the Lone Star State as a base.

“As you consider your options for responding to unwarranted government intrusion into your business, you may choose to consider relocating your manufacturing operations to a state that is more business-friendly,” Mr. Perry wrote in an open letter to more than two dozen gun companies in February.“There is no other state that fits the definition of business-friendly like Texas.”

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Still think it can't happen????
Indiot

Albany, NY

#26 Feb 18, 2014
The Union boss says jobs in Alabama aren't good? Wow, didn't see that coming.
Prince V

Fort Plain, NY

#27 Feb 18, 2014
dolgefan wrote:
If Remington ever moves it will be because of money. The safe act doesn't effect them making and selling guns in any way. No matter where they are made the law stays the same here. I'm sure if they move people will blame the safe act but that will be just the cover the company will use to hide behind.
Let's see if Remington does right by their current employees or they just go for the dollars! It's Remingtons call no one else's!
The safe act does effect their bottom line. Thinking that it doesn't is just head in the sand.
dolgefan

Herkimer, NY

#28 Feb 18, 2014
Prince V wrote:
<quoted text> The safe act does effect their bottom line. Thinking that it doesn't is just head in the sand.
Sorry but moving the company will have no effect on sales here in NY. If you can't sell them here now you still won't be able to if made in another state. It's all about the money. They can move and sell the people here down the river or stay and make the same commitment to the workers that the workers have made to the company.
Indy

Denver, CO

#29 Feb 18, 2014
Gun makers are leaving firearms-unfriendly states.
Why? Because they are not welcome.
not so fast

Selkirk, NY

#30 Feb 19, 2014
Indy wrote:
Gun makers are leaving firearms-unfriendly states.
Why? Because they are not welcome.
I don't know, you're not welcome on our forum and yet you're still here.
In other words

Herkimer, NY

#31 Feb 19, 2014
Indy wrote:
http://yellowhammernews.com/na tionalpolitics/remington-arms- moving-1200-jobs-ny-alabama/
Remington Arms moving 2,000+ jobs from NY to Alabama
The company is viewing the move into Alabama as an expansion, but it will likely impact their Ilion, NY plant as well. The New York facility currently employees around 1,200 people. It is expected to stay open, but with a reduced workforce.
“The company is making the move as an expansion of capacity, production and research,” a source told Yellowhammer on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly.“The demand for Remington products has skyrocketed recently, for obvious reasons, so they need to increase their production capacity. They will be expanding their research capabilities with the Alabama plant, too.”
The initial estimated impact on Alabama’s economy will be roughly $87 million.
Remington first began considering new locations after the New York legislature passed the Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement (SAFE) Act in response to the tragic shootings in Newtown, Conn.
The optics could not be worse for New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who told WCNY radio host Susan Arbetter about a month ago that “extreme conservatives” who are “right-to-life, pro-assault-weapon, anti-gay,” have “no place in the state of New York.”
“If he doesn’t want hard working pro-life and pro-2nd Amendment people in his state, we will gladly take them here in Alabama,” Speaker Hubbard added.
It looks like that’s exactly what is happening.
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Looks like Cuomo stepped on his dick.....
So, what you're saying is, no jobs are moving from NY to Alabama? Ok.
In other words

Herkimer, NY

#32 Feb 19, 2014
Indy wrote:
http://www.syracuse.com/news/i ndex.ssf/2014/02/remington_arm s_expansion_in_alabama_not_goo d_for_ilion_plant_union_offici al.html
Union official blames Remington Arms expansion in Alabama on NY SAFE Act
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?"
Military Times reported that the company's expansion in Alabama would not affect Remington's operations in Ilion. But Madore said he's afraid the company has soured on New York because of the passage of the SAFE Act, which bans assault weapons such as the AR-15 made by Remington.
Madore said he's worried the company will move jobs out of Ilion, the Herkimer County village where the company has been making firearms since 1816.
"The SAFE Act has been a terrible thing from the beginning," he said. "You'd think New York would be doing everything to keep us. Instead, it passes a law that cripples us."
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http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/jan/...
SEE YA: Top gun company splits from Colorado, costing state $85 million (Thursday, January 2, 2014 )
ERIE, Colo.— Magpul Industries, a leading firearms accessories maker, will relocate its extensive manufacturing facilities to Texas and Wyoming in response to the Colorado legislature’s enactment of sweeping gun control legislation last year, the company announced Thursday.
At the same time, the company plans to maintain a toehold in Colorado to continue to fight the gun control bills passed by the Democrat-dominated General Assembly and signed in March by Gov. John Hickenlooper, a Democrat.
The cost to Colorado’s economy, according to the company:$85 million in local economic activity and up to 400 supply-chain jobs.
Meanwhile, Magpul’s manufacturing and distribution facility will move about 80 miles north to Cheyenne, Wyo.
Wyoming Gov. Matthew Mead, a Republican, said in a statement that “Wyoming and Magpul are a great match.”
The move is a particular coup for Texas Gov. Rick Perry, a Republican who openly wooed gun companies based in states considering restrictive laws to consider the Lone Star State as a base.
“As you consider your options for responding to unwarranted government intrusion into your business, you may choose to consider relocating your manufacturing operations to a state that is more business-friendly,” Mr. Perry wrote in an open letter to more than two dozen gun companies in February.“There is no other state that fits the definition of business-friendly like Texas.”
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Still think it can't happen????
So.... no employees are moving from NY to Alabama? I got it now.
In other words

Herkimer, NY

#33 Feb 19, 2014
Prince V wrote:
The safe act does effect their bottom line.
How? Name one specific way.
In other words

Herkimer, NY

#34 Feb 19, 2014
Indy wrote:
Gun makers are leaving firearms-unfriendly states.
Why? Because they are not welcome.
So what I'm understanding is, no jobs are moving from NY to Alabama? Thank you for that information.
In other words

Herkimer, NY

#35 Feb 19, 2014
Indy wrote:
http://www.syracuse.com/news/i ndex.ssf/2014/02/remington_arm s_expansion_in_alabama_not_goo d_for_ilion_plant_union_offici al.html
Union official blames Remington Arms expansion in Alabama on NY SAFE Act
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?"
Military Times reported that the company's expansion in Alabama would not affect Remington's operations in Ilion. But Madore said he's afraid the company has soured on New York because of the passage of the SAFE Act, which bans assault weapons such as the AR-15 made by Remington.
Madore said he's worried the company will move jobs out of Ilion, the Herkimer County village where the company has been making firearms since 1816.
"The SAFE Act has been a terrible thing from the beginning," he said. "You'd think New York would be doing everything to keep us. Instead, it passes a law that cripples us."
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http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/jan/...
SEE YA: Top gun company splits from Colorado, costing state $85 million (Thursday, January 2, 2014 )
ERIE, Colo.— Magpul Industries, a leading firearms accessories maker, will relocate its extensive manufacturing facilities to Texas and Wyoming in response to the Colorado legislature’s enactment of sweeping gun control legislation last year, the company announced Thursday.
At the same time, the company plans to maintain a toehold in Colorado to continue to fight the gun control bills passed by the Democrat-dominated General Assembly and signed in March by Gov. John Hickenlooper, a Democrat.
The cost to Colorado’s economy, according to the company:$85 million in local economic activity and up to 400 supply-chain jobs.
Meanwhile, Magpul’s manufacturing and distribution facility will move about 80 miles north to Cheyenne, Wyo.
Wyoming Gov. Matthew Mead, a Republican, said in a statement that “Wyoming and Magpul are a great match.”
The move is a particular coup for Texas Gov. Rick Perry, a Republican who openly wooed gun companies based in states considering restrictive laws to consider the Lone Star State as a base.
“As you consider your options for responding to unwarranted government intrusion into your business, you may choose to consider relocating your manufacturing operations to a state that is more business-friendly,” Mr. Perry wrote in an open letter to more than two dozen gun companies in February.“There is no other state that fits the definition of business-friendly like Texas.”
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Still think it can't happen????
So no jobs are moving from NY to Alabama? That's excellent.
Indy

Denver, CO

#36 Feb 20, 2014
'In other words': keep drinking the KoolAid w/ your head in the sand.

Nothing to see here folks, move along...(that will work)
not so fast

Selkirk, NY

#37 Feb 20, 2014
Indy wrote:
'In other words': keep drinking the KoolAid w/ your head in the sand.

Nothing to see here folks, move along...(that will work)
Exactly. Nothing to see here. It's a made up story.
in the know

Batesburg, SC

#38 Feb 20, 2014
If you want your remington arms in ilion ny you can keep it there.next lie pleases iliom and the valley better brace rhe end of remington is near

Since: Aug 12

Location hidden

#39 Feb 20, 2014
So when are they moving? I heard later this summer, nice and warm in Alabama.
not so fast

Selkirk, NY

#40 Feb 20, 2014
in the know wrote:
If you want your remington arms in ilion ny you can keep it there.next lie pleases iliom and the valley better brace rhe end of remington is near
Can someone translate this into English, please?

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