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Remington Announces Alabama Expansion

Remington Outdoor Company has announced it will expand its operations to Huntsville, Ala., in 2015.

Remington Outdoor Company (ROC) will expand its operations to Huntsville, Ala., in 2015, the company announced today. The expansion, which will occupy the old Chrysler building, is expected to create more than 2,000 new jobs over the next 10 years.

“I am honored to welcome Remington to Alabama,” Governor Robert Bentley said. “The Alabama workforce, our business climate and our quality of life continue to make Alabama extremely attractive to companies.”

ROC Chairman and CEO George Kollitides said the additional capacity is essential to fulfill demand and introduce new products. “Having watched our company grow from 2,400 employees in 2008 to 4,200 employees by the end of 2013, a five-year, 75-percent increase, it is easy to see why we’re investing now,” he said.

In 2013, ROC made significant strides including its ammunition facility expansion, firearm capacity growth, winning a multitude of highly competitive military and law enforcement contracts, launching its 1816 lifestyle brand, and introducing a series of exciting new products such as Ultimate Defense Handgun Ammunition and the 783 bolt action rifle. Bolstered by record sales, the company chose to expand operations to Alabama.

 

 

 

 

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3 Responses to Remington Announces Alabama Expansion

Timm wrote:
February 25, 2014

Made my day to hear this news. Great company. Great move. This is as it should be!!

Left Coast Chuck wrote:
February 25, 2014

I have never understood why the shooting industry locates facilities in anti-gun states. I can understand Remington as they have been in NY since the 19th century, but for a new company to locate in CT, NY, NJ, CA or any other state that bites the hand that feeds it defies logic.

AC wrote:
February 18, 2014

So long, NY...