Remington Leaving New York to Locate Global Headquarters in Georgia 

Remington announced this week that it will be moving its global headquarters from Ilion, New York to LaGrange, Georgia, as part of a $100 million expansion that will include a new manufacturing operation as well as a research and development center.

Big Green says along with the money, it plans to create 856 jobs over the next five years in Troup County.  

“Georgia’s firearms industry is responsible for thousands of jobs and millions of dollars of investment in our communities,” said Governor Brian P. Kemp in a press release obtained by GunsAmerica

“I am a proud owner of some of Remington’s first-class product, and now, I am excited to welcome them to their new home in the Peach State,” he continued.  “As yet another big manufacturing win for our state, I look forward to seeing the oldest firearms manufacturer in America thrive in Georgia’s pro-business environment.”

Remington’s been making firearms for over two centuries, but in the last decade or so ran into financial problems following recalls on certain products and lawsuits.  Big Green was forced to declare bankruptcy in 2018 and once again in 2020.  

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Following the latest Chapter 11 filing, the company was splintered into pieces and auctioned off.  Vista Outdoor scooped up Remington Ammo and the Roundhill Group bought the non-Marlin gun business for $13 million, which included the Ilion plant and the operations in Lenoir City, Tennessee.  

“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,” said Ken D’Arcy, RemArms CEO. 

“Between the support we’ve received from the state and from Scott Malone and Kelley Bush of the City of LaGrange Economic Development Authority, we cannot wait to expand our company in Georgia,” he continued. “Everyone involved in this process has shown how important business is to the state and how welcoming they are to all business, including the firearms industry.”

SEE ALSO: Smith & Wesson to Relocate Headquarters to Tennessee

As part of the deal, Remington will receive generous tax incentives.  Per Syracuse.com

Remington could claim various state tax breaks, including an income tax credit allowing it to annually deduct $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 train workers, but declined to detail the entire incentive package, saying it was not complete yet.

Certainly, the gun maker was not shown the same love in New York.  Before disgraced Gov. Andrew Cuomo resigned in August following a sexual harassment scandal, he signed into law legislation that would allow civil lawsuits against firearm manufacturers for the criminal actions by non-associated third parties.

The goal was, of course, to bankrupt gun makers under a public nuisance loophole.  

No doubt the Peach State — which is also home to gun-making giants HK, Taurus, Daniel Defense and Glock — will be a greener pasture for the Remington brand. 

Though, as of now, it’s not clear how it will affect those dedicated employees in Ilion nor in Lenoir City.  Maybe they’ll have an opportunity to relocate as Remington has announced that they will be hiring position “production, operations, engineering, and management, as well as careers in HR, finance, and administration.”  

Those who are interested can apply at Remarms.com.

Best of luck to RemArms! Here’s to a bright future!

Per the NSSF:

Firearm manufacturers are showing state elected officials they’re willing to invest their future in states that respect the firearm industry and the contributions it makes. Here’s a running list of those companies:

  • Alabama
    • Kimber expanded production to Troy, over Yonkers, N.Y. It later relocated the corporate headquarters to Alabama.
  • Georgia
    • Remington Firearms announced it will establish a global headquarters, research and development and expand production in La Grange.
    • Taurus moved production to Bainbridge, Ga., from South Florida in 2019.
  • Iowa
    • Les Baer moved from restrictive Illinois to LeClaire, Iowa, in 2007.
    • Lewis Machine & Tool Company (LMT) left Illinois after 40 years to relocate to Iowa in 2019.
  • Florida
    • Dark Storm Industries announced the company is moving from Oakdale, N.Y. to Titusville, Fla., with plans to open there in 2022.
  • Mississippi
    • Olin Corporation’s Winchester Ammunition moved from East Alton, Ill., to Oxford in 2011.
  • North Carolina
    • Sturm, Ruger and Co. expanded production in Mayodan in 2013.
  • Pennsylvania
    • Kahr Arms moved their headquarters to Greely, Penn., from New York after the state rushed through passage of the SAFE Act.
  • South Carolina
    • American Tactical Imports relocated 100 jobs and its manufacturing from Rochester, N.Y., to Summerville, S.C., in 2013.
    • PTR Industries left Connecticut for Aynor in 2013, where it set up shop.
  • Tennessee
    • Beretta moved firearm production and engineering and design to Gallatin, Tenn., from Maryland in 2015 over concerns of increasingly strict gun control legislation.
    • Smith & Wesson announced it was moving the company headquarters and some production to Maryville in 2021. It broke ground on the new facility expected to open in 2023.
  • Texas
    • Mossberg expanded production in Eagle Pass, Texas, in 2013, instead of growing its New Haven, Conn., plant.
    • Colt Competition moved from Canby, Ore., to Breckenridge, Texas, in 2013.
  • Wyoming
    • Magpul Industries left Boulder, Colo., after the state passed magazine restrictions and moved production to Laramie, Wyo.
    • Weatherby Inc.’s Adam Weatherby announced at SHOT Show in 2018 he was moving the company from California to Sheridan, Wyo.
    • Accessories maker HiViz announced in 2013 they were leaving Fort Collins, Colo., over restrictive gun control legislation to Laramie.
    • Stag Arms announced in 2019 they were opening their new facility in Cheyenne, Wyo., after leaving their former headquarters in New Britain, Conn.

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  • bart scott November 12, 2021, 11:00 am

    who cares? shit products from a shit state and a shit company that should have left that libtard dystopia a long time ago. i’ve moved on to better products from better companies.

    • Trevor_Phillips November 12, 2021, 11:56 am

      Stfu

    • Jeff November 12, 2021, 3:34 pm

      This guy probably open carries a Hi-Point…

  • Clint W. November 12, 2021, 9:33 am

    The South has been invaded with Carpetbaggers since 1865. We have a new form of Carpetbagger, the retiree. These people move from states like NY, MA, and ILL, into the Southern climes, and vote for the same kind of people they were voting for in their home state, the same kind of politicians that made their state inhospitable to live in if you were a Constitution loving American. They apparently infect the thinking of the masses, or the talk their offspring into moving on down who also vote for everything Left.

    The South is slowly being converted to Liberalism and it will only take time for states like Georgia to go completely Liberal. You can see it already doing so in the last few elections. We are feeling it here in NC, with a double whammy. Folks move directly here, or first to FLA where it is too hot for them, and then move here. We call them ‘Half backs’. At some point, firearms manufacturers will have no state to run to.

    • Philip November 12, 2021, 11:01 am

      It is appearing that Clint is correct with the migrant voters. It is happening in several states as we speak.

  • John Waters November 12, 2021, 9:32 am

    I have dozens of Remingtons that go all the way back to 1858 in my collection. It was a sad day to see them almost go under.

    I hope they can regain some of their lost prominence in the market. They certainly were not going to do it in communist New York state.

  • Ed November 12, 2021, 9:06 am

    From one blue state to another blue state. I don’t get it.

    • Trevor_Phillips November 12, 2021, 11:56 am

      Georgia isn’t a blue state.

  • Mad Mac November 12, 2021, 8:31 am

    The politically incorrect 800-pound gorilla in the room
    of which we cannot speak
    is that the stampede of firearms manufacturers
    are fleeing from forced unionism states
    and moving into right to work states.

    • Andrew N November 22, 2021, 6:41 pm

      Be that and it may, that’s not the reason they are leaving. They are going to states that aren’t out to destroy the gun industry. The “forced Unionism” is just another indicator of a Libtard run “utopia” that actually destroys businesses and therefore their own tax base. And then they wonder why they “have no money?”.

  • Mike in a Truck November 12, 2021, 8:25 am

    Having been born and raised in “Remington Country” not far from Ilion there were only two shotguns that were considered top tier in the woods- the Remington 870 and the Ithaca Deerslayer. The 700 was the bolt gun by which all others were judged. And if you hunted the deep Adirondacks the 760 slide action was a classy way to show up in deer camp. I own examples of all. Slowly NY became uninhabitable for me. I blame one family- the Cuomo ‘s. Foul,evil,corrupt, and just plain no good. Theres no place on earth like autumn in Upstate New York. Unless Upstate can secede from downstate it will never be a place to conduct business or raise a family in peace.

  • Tarheel November 12, 2021, 7:31 am

    Well we keep hearing about blue states vs. red and the eventual war coming. Just wondering where all the blue states will get their firearms? Not only firearms but so many of the other necessities, ie. Food that come from the hard working in fly over country that the left seems to think we are all just despicable.

  • Paul Betz November 12, 2021, 7:19 am

    Got screwed by Remington when they brought out Pars Glad they moved out of NYS, but unless the new owners of the pieces of Remington do a massive job on improving quality AND customer service Bid Green is dead in my book.

  • singleshotcajun November 12, 2021, 5:26 am

    I wish Remington nothing but success. I want to see quality return, great 870’s and 700’s will and should be first in line. After that maybe a really well thought out factory chassis 700 not the ergonomic mess that was put forth with the previous iteration. While we are at it how about a fine .22 LR bolt gun ?

  • Jawjuh Boy November 9, 2021, 2:17 pm

    Y’all left out Taurus in Bainbridge, GA and Daniel Defense in Black Creek, GA, to say nothing about smaller, custom firearms manufacturers. Just sayin’.

    • Frank November 12, 2021, 8:54 am

      Pasted from the article above…

      No doubt the Peach State — which is also home to gun-making giants HK, Taurus, Daniel Defense and Glock — will be a greener pasture for the Remington brand.

      Taurus moved production to Bainbridge, Ga., from South Florida in 2019.

    • Trevor_Phillips November 12, 2021, 11:54 am

      Learn how to read.

  • survivor50 November 9, 2021, 10:48 am

    Congratulations to REMINGTON for leaving NEW YORK, and Georgia for getting them to move there… I’d have preferred TEXAS… but I’m ok with that…

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