Kimber Manufacturing is moving its headquarters from New York to Alabama. Their soon-to-be former headquarters in Yonkers will move to Troy, Alabama.
A major reason for the move is to relocate to a more gun-friendly state. Alabama has a stronger gun culture and New York is famously anti-gun, lead by Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D), who is a prominent gun-control activist.
“After a carefully planned shift of leadership, R&D and manufacturing resources, Kimber has made substantial progress in the transition to its new, state-of-the-art headquarters in Troy, Alabama,” said the announcement. “The final step in completing this new facility is adding staff across all departments.”
Kimber says their new facility covers more than 80 acres with over 225,000 square feet of manufacturing space. The company also chose the location because it’s near distinguished engineering schools and has a lot of close-by industry support. Alabama’s much friendlier gun and business cultures are also big reasons to pick Troy.
“Kimber is a great place to work, especially if you love firearms,” said Pedi Gega, director of assembly and product finishing. “We have two indoor gun ranges, one outdoor range, a state-of-the-art design and prototype fabrication center, and a dynamic team of professionals who pride themselves in producing firearms with unmatched attention to detail, design and performance.”
“Every Kimber firearm is created with a unique blend of advanced precision technology and authentic human craftsmanship,” added Gega.
Kimber has already hired several hundred people to staff the new facilities but is still looking to hire more. They are looking to add even more “qualified applicants across multiple positions and business areas including CNC technicians, machinists, quality control specialists, lean technicians, design engineers, compliance analysts, customer service representatives, materials planners, maintenance technicians, finishing operators, and assembly technicians.”
Kimber’s had production going in Troy since early this year, but was forced to shutter its main office in New York after the governor declared the company “non-essential” as part of the state’s COVID-19 emergency plan. The Alabama facilities were opened for operation seven days a week.
Anyone interested to learn more about Kimber, whether it’s for more information about their products, or to apply for a job, should check out Kimber online.