MAJOR Gun Manufacturer Says Goodbye To Liberal State

Written By BlabberBuzz | Thursday, 11 November 2021 05:15

Gunmaker Remington Firearms will relocate its headquarters from Ilion, New York, to Georgia, with designs to open a factory and research operation there.

The company announced Monday that it would spend $100 million in the operation in LaGrange, Georgia, southwest of Atlanta, employing 856 people over five years.

It was not instantly clear what effect the transfer would have on Remington's New York and Tennessee factories. Remington owns parts of the former Remington Outdoor Co. which makes rifles, shotguns, and some handguns. The parent company auctioned its assets in pieces last year during a bankruptcy proceeding in Alabama.

Investors doing business as the Roundhill Group bought the Remington-branded gun-making business, including operations in Ilion, New York, and Lenoir City, Tennessee for $13 million.

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Remington, the country's oldest gun maker, began making flintlock rifles in 1816. It swelled into a firearms conglomerate but faced bad sales, complaints about quality, and legal pressure over the Sandy Hook school massacre. The current company no longer makes the Bushmaster AR-15 rifles used to kill 20 first-graders and six educators in the Sandy Hook shooting in Connecticut in 2012.

Gun makers have been leaving their traditional homes in the northeast as people there have grown wary of guns. They are moving to more politically welcoming environments in the South and West.

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“We are very excited to come to Georgia, a state that not only welcomes business but enthusiastically supports and welcomes companies in the firearms industry,” Remington CEO Ken D’Arcy said in a statement.

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp famously pointed a shotgun at another person in a campaign commercial when the Republican was seeking his current office in 2018.

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“Georgia’s firearms industry is responsible for thousands of jobs and millions of dollars of investment in our communities,” Kemp said in a statement. “I am a proud owner of some of Remington’s first-class products, and now, I am excited to welcome them to their new home in the Peach State."

Scott Malone, the Economic Development Director for the city of LaGrange, said Remington has already acquired at least one building in the city and will work from a combination of new and renovated facilities. He said local governments would offer property tax reductions, plus utility and infrastructure improvements.

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Remington could claim various state tax breaks, including an income tax credit allowing it to annually subtract $3,000 per job from state income taxes, up to $12.8 million over five years, as long as workers make at least $28,000 a year. The state will also pay to educate workers, but refused to reveal the entire incentive package, saying it was not complete yet.

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