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Marlin Firearms to Relocate Plant (Updated)

Freedom group announces customers will not be affected by plant relocation.

4/1/2010 (updated)

The Freedom Group has announced that the closure of the North Haven, Conn., manufacturing facility, which was made public last week, will not affect customers’ shipments or the range of Marlin product offerings. The Group is still evaluating several relocation options and will announce the future production site of Marlin firearms when the final decision is made.

“As competition in today’s global marketplace remains intense, consolidation of our manufacturing processes and operating systems allow us to provide Marlin customers with the highest quality products at competitive prices,” said Ted Torbeck, Freedom Group’s Chief Executive Officer.  “We are committed to the Marlin brand, its core product offerings and bringing innovative new Marlin firearms to our customers.”

Jessica Kallam, a spokeswoman with Madison, N.C.'s Remington Arms Co. Inc., which owns Marlin, said in the initial statement that the Connecticut plant will close by June 2011 and employees would be offered severance and help finding jobs. It is not known at this time whether all 265 employees of the North Haven facility will lose their jobs when the plant closes.

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1 Response to Marlin Firearms to Relocate Plant (Updated)

Ken wrote:
March 22, 2012

Is this layoff associated with the story that George Sorros is buying up US gun makers??