Remington’s decision to relocate production of two gun lines from Ilion, N.Y., to Huntsville, Ala., has drawn criticism that New York’s harsh gun laws are costing jobs. But New York isn’t the only place losing out due to the gunmaker’s move, reports AL.com. Ilion will lose about 80 jobs after Remington moves production of its Bushmaster semi-automatic and R1 lines to Huntsville.
Six other Remington properties will be closed with operations moved to the Alabama site. They include Advanced Armament Corp. in Lawrenceville, Ga.; Montana Rifleman in Kalispell, Mt.; TAPCO in Kennesaw, Ga.; LAR Manufacturing in West Jordan, Utah; Para-Ordnance in Pineville, N.C., and DPMS in St. Cloud, Minn. A Remington spokesman called the moves “a strategic business decision to concentrate our resources into fewer locations and improve manufacturing efficiency and quality.”