This was true according to a
February 16, 2014 article by Fox News that said "Remington, one of
the world’s largest gun manufacturers, will on Monday (February 17) join
Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley in announcing that they are bringing over
2,000 jobs to Alabama."
The article said that Remington's
move to Alabama is a business expansion. The source for the
Yellowhammer News, speculated New York's
anti conservative policy by Governor Cuomo but the company did not cite
this as the reason for the move. The recent demand for Remington
products have "skyrocketed," according to an unnamed spokesperson, which
explained the need for expansion. The business
decision will have a considerable
impact their facility at Ilion, NY, which currently is staffed by close to 1,200
people. It is not expected to shut down although the workforce at
the old plant will be reduced.
Remington Arms is moving. New York no longer wants their kind.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-NY) Doesn't Want
Remington, one of the world’s largest
gun manufacturers, will on Monday join Gov. Robert Bentley (R) to
announce they are bringing over 2,000 jobs to Alabama .
Most of the jobs will be relocated
from their Ilion, NY plant, and the initial investment in Alabama will
be $87 million.
Founded in 1816 in upstate New York , the company is one of the nation’s
oldest continuously operating manufacturers. Remington is the only U.S.
manufacturer of both firearms and ammunition products and one of the
largest domestic producers of shotguns and rifles.
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. It broadened
the definition of so-called “assault weapons” to include a wide range of
guns, including the Bushmaster, which was being manufactured at
Remington’s New York plant.
A month ago Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-NY) said “extreme conservatives” who
are “right-to-life, pro-assault-weapon, anti-gay,” have “no place in the
state of New York .”
Gov. Bentley responded “In Alabama we
strongly support and uphold our great U.S. Constitution on which our
nation and our states were founded.
“The Constitution serves to protect individual freedoms. Among them are
those guaranteed in the Second Amendment, which protects the right of
the people to keep and bear Arms. We will protect the freedoms of
individuals and welcome any one or any company to Alabama to discover as
so many have, that we are a pro-business state filled with good,
“If Gov. Cuomo doesn’t want hard
working pro-life and pro-2nd Amendment people in his state, we will
gladly take them here in Alabama