(HorizonPost.com) – Since Eliphalet Remington made his first rifle in 1816, his company has produced legendary consumer firearms in the United States. On November 8, Remington Arms announced its plan to invest $100 million into a new factory and to relocate its headquarters from upstate New York to LaGrange, Georgia. However, production will still continue in the Empire State.
The operation, which includes a research program launch, should provide over 850 jobs over the next 5 years for the people residing in the Peach State.
Remington Arms moving headquarters to Georgia from New York state https://t.co/uNfAoLsViB
— MarketWatch (@MarketWatch) November 9, 2021
The iconic company’s CEO Ken D’Arcy relayed his enthusiasm over the move, praising Georgia for supporting and welcoming firearms businesses. Governor Brian Kemp (R-GA) said he’s “excited to welcome them” and that he’s a proud owner of a Remington product himself.
LaGrange’s economic development director said the new factory facility would be a mix of new and renovated buildings. There’s no word yet about any impact the move may have on the company’s operations in New York and Tennessee.
Remington is the second firearms manufacturer to announce its departure out of the Northeast in favor of more gun-friendly laws in the South. In September, Smith & Wesson also announced its move from Springfield, Massachusetts, to Maryville, Tennessee by 2023.
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