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Remington pulling out of NY, moving to AL
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http://money.cnn.com/2014/08/20/news/com...?hpt=hp_t2

Quote:Remington is reducing its work force in New York, where the gun maker has operated a factory for nearly 200 years, and where new gun laws are in the spotlight.
Company spokesman Teddy Novin said Remington is cutting 105 jobs from its workforce in Ilion, N.Y. He said that some, but not all, of those jobs are moving to Alabama, but he wouldn't say how many. Novin cited a consolidation of its production facilities and a softening market for the move.
Remington wouldn't say whether state laws affected its decision. New York imposes certain restrictions on guns, such as limiting magazines to 10 rounds, that do not occur in other parts of the country.
The state passed even further restrictions last year, following the 2012 slaying of 20 students and six adults at a Newtown, Conn., elementary school. However, a federal judge blocked Gov. Andrew Cuomo from restricting bullet capacity to seven rounds.
Among the weapons made by Remington is the Bushmaster, a semiautomatic rifle that accepts 30-round magazines. They are permitted in Alabama, but not in New York.
Remington and the Bushmaster brand are owned by the Freedom Group.
Prior to the work force reduction, Remington employed between 1,200 and 1,300 workers in Ilion. The company bought a factory in Huntsville, Ala., in February.
Gun sales have flattened this year, after a nearly two-year boom following President Obama's re-election. The biggest rise and fall occurred with military-style semiautomatic rifles, which would have faced further restrictions under assault rifle legislation proposed by the President. But the legislation didn't pass Congress,deflating the gun buying frenzy.
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Its about time!
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Beretta pulled part of its operation, from Maryland, where they just passed stricter gun laws, to more gun friendly Tennessee. Actions have consequences.
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Good. May be the good ole boys down in Alabama can sort out the Remlin and R51 fiascos.

I'm also thinking there could be another shoe to drop on this. The ownership (Freedom Group) has been shopping the company for years and perhaps this move is a prerequisite to a sale.
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Cuomo tries to put the spin on it.

http://www.uticaod.com/article/20140821/NEWS/140829880

Quote:NEWS NOW Herkimer Community Museum to Close ... OUR VIEW: Preserve our foundation ... Deaths for August 22, 2014 ... Herkimer Community Museum to Close ... OUR VIEW: Preserve our foundation ... Deaths for August 22, 2014 ...
Cuomo says Remington layoffs 'not about politics'
At the New York State Fair on Thursday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Remington Outdoor Co.'s decision to move the Bushmaster and R1 lines from Ilion to Alabama — which resulted in 105 layoffs Monday — is “not about politics.” emailprint 0
Lindsay Boyle
Posted Aug. 21, 2014 @ 6:54 pm

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At the New York State Fair on Thursday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Remington Outdoor Co.’s decision to move the Bushmaster and R1 lines from Ilion to Alabama — which resulted in 105 layoffs Monday — is “not about politics.”
“They are consolidating operations from all across the country, from red states, from blue states,” Cuomo said in an audio recording provided by his office. “I know we tend to think, ‘We’re New York, it must be about us.’ Sometimes it’s not about us.”
Since Remington Arms’ parent company announced in May that it was consolidating multiple plants into an Alabama facility, though, several local politicians have pointed to Cuomo’s SAFE Act — the state’s gun control law passed in 2013 — as the reason for the move.
“Losing production lines at Remington is a direct result of the terribly flawed SAFE Act,” U.S. Rep. Richard Hanna, R-Barveveld, has said. “Let me be clear: Because the state banned these products, this falls directly at the feet of the governor and the Legislature.”
Teddy Novin, Remington Outdoor Co.’s director of public affairs, said Monday the decision was strictly business.
“(The) reduction in force is a result of this strategic business decision and a softening market,” Novin wrote in an email after the layoffs were announced.
Cuomo said Remington Arms — which employs more than 1,000 people — is a “very important” part of New York, and that he’s been in talks with officials there about rehabbing the Ilion facility.
“Their plant here is old and we want to work with them on restoring that,” he said.

Looks like Remington has been the mainstay largest employer in Illion (was this a company town, like Hershey?).

http://albany.twcnews.com/content/news/7...s-layoffs/

Quote:MOHAWK VALLEY, N.Y. -- Remington Arms has called Ilion home for almost 200 years. And when people heard about the 105 employees getting laid off, only one word could describe their reactions.

"Panic," said Daniel Stracquadaine, who owns a tattoo parlor in Ilion. "All I can say. Panic."

"Unfortunately if Remington Arms should close or even have massive lay offs, it's gonna devastate this area," said Russell Booth, an Ilion resident.

Back in May, Remington Arms announced it was laying off 80 employees and moving two production lines to its Alabama facility. The company also said it would be closing several factories in other states.

Remington said the most recent layoffs are due to market conditions, but some lawmakers said the New York SAFE Act is to blame.

"According to Remington's CEO, he alluded to that when he announced in Alabama," said Vincent Bono, Chairman of the Herkimer County Legislature. "He did allude that it was a gun friendly state. One could only say that it did have an effect, the SAFE Act did have an effect."

An employee who asked not to be identified said he fears this is just the beginning. He thinks in a few months there will be even more layoffs and eventually the entire plant will shut down and move its lines to Alabama. And locals said it will have a ripple effect on businesses.

"It's bad enough the poverty level around here already," said Stracquadaine. "Now you got all the mom and pop stores are going to suffer, the grocery stores and this and that. The amount of people that could become homeless over this. To find a job in an industry like that - it's almost impossible in this area."

"I don't know what New York state is going to do about this, but someone needs to step in," said Booth.

Herkimer County lawmakers said although they hope the layoffs are temporary, they will provide those affected with normal unemployment resources like job training opportunities.

This round of layoffs is expected to begin Friday.
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Meanwhile, in Alabama, the place that most people in the Northeast think is some cousin-fucking uneducated hellhole, Remington is planning an ubermodern production facility with a 21st century sleek glass look:

http://www.al.com/business/index.ssf/201...ton_p.html

Quote:"Many of you have seen New York's glass cube on Fifth Ave.—the Apple store," Doyle said, speaking to an audience at the Economic Development Association of Alabama's summer 2014 conference. "We're looking to take some inspiration there, with that modern, glass-enclosed look."

Doyle said Remington is tossing around some "exciting concepts" for the new facility.

"It's going to have a modern, innovative feel so when people walk up they aren't thinking, 'This is 200-year-old Remington,' they're thinking, 'This is Remington.'"

The renovations at the facility, which is based near the Huntsville International Airport and previously housed Chrysler and Continental Automotive, are expected to cost $110M. Manufacturing is expected to begin full time in 2015 once upgrades and renovations are complete.
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(08-22-2014, 12:34 AM)ArcticSplash Wrote: Cuomo tries to put the spin on it.

http://www.uticaod.com/article/20140821/NEWS/140829880

Quote:NEWS NOW Herkimer Community Museum to Close ... OUR VIEW: Preserve our foundation ... Deaths for August 22, 2014 ... Herkimer Community Museum to Close ... OUR VIEW: Preserve our foundation ... Deaths for August 22, 2014 ...
Cuomo says Remington layoffs 'not about politics'
At the New York State Fair on Thursday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Remington Outdoor Co.'s decision to move the Bushmaster and R1 lines from Ilion to Alabama — which resulted in 105 layoffs Monday — is “not about politics.” emailprint 0
Lindsay Boyle
Posted Aug. 21, 2014 @ 6:54 pm

SYRACUSE
At the New York State Fair on Thursday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Remington Outdoor Co.’s decision to move the Bushmaster and R1 lines from Ilion to Alabama — which resulted in 105 layoffs Monday — is “not about politics.”
“They are consolidating operations from all across the country, from red states, from blue states,” Cuomo said in an audio recording provided by his office. “I know we tend to think, ‘We’re New York, it must be about us.’ Sometimes it’s not about us.”
Since Remington Arms’ parent company announced in May that it was consolidating multiple plants into an Alabama facility, though, several local politicians have pointed to Cuomo’s SAFE Act — the state’s gun control law passed in 2013 — as the reason for the move.
“Losing production lines at Remington is a direct result of the terribly flawed SAFE Act,” U.S. Rep. Richard Hanna, R-Barveveld, has said. “Let me be clear: Because the state banned these products, this falls directly at the feet of the governor and the Legislature.”
Teddy Novin, Remington Outdoor Co.’s director of public affairs, said Monday the decision was strictly business.
“(The) reduction in force is a result of this strategic business decision and a softening market,” Novin wrote in an email after the layoffs were announced.
Cuomo said Remington Arms — which employs more than 1,000 people — is a “very important” part of New York, and that he’s been in talks with officials there about rehabbing the Ilion facility.
“Their plant here is old and we want to work with them on restoring that,” he said.

Looks like Remington has been the mainstay largest employer in Illion (was this a company town, like Hershey?).

http://albany.twcnews.com/content/news/7...s-layoffs/

Quote:MOHAWK VALLEY, N.Y. -- Remington Arms has called Ilion home for almost 200 years. And when people heard about the 105 employees getting laid off, only one word could describe their reactions.

"Panic," said Daniel Stracquadaine, who owns a tattoo parlor in Ilion. "All I can say. Panic."

"Unfortunately if Remington Arms should close or even have massive lay offs, it's gonna devastate this area," said Russell Booth, an Ilion resident.

Back in May, Remington Arms announced it was laying off 80 employees and moving two production lines to its Alabama facility. The company also said it would be closing several factories in other states.

Remington said the most recent layoffs are due to market conditions, but some lawmakers said the New York SAFE Act is to blame.

"According to Remington's CEO, he alluded to that when he announced in Alabama," said Vincent Bono, Chairman of the Herkimer County Legislature. "He did allude that it was a gun friendly state. One could only say that it did have an effect, the SAFE Act did have an effect."

An employee who asked not to be identified said he fears this is just the beginning. He thinks in a few months there will be even more layoffs and eventually the entire plant will shut down and move its lines to Alabama. And locals said it will have a ripple effect on businesses.

"It's bad enough the poverty level around here already," said Stracquadaine. "Now you got all the mom and pop stores are going to suffer, the grocery stores and this and that. The amount of people that could become homeless over this. To find a job in an industry like that - it's almost impossible in this area."

"I don't know what New York state is going to do about this, but someone needs to step in," said Booth.

Herkimer County lawmakers said although they hope the layoffs are temporary, they will provide those affected with normal unemployment resources like job training opportunities.

This round of layoffs is expected to begin Friday.

I wouldn't expect anything less. It's the same mess O'Malley came up with when Beretta announced moving to TN.
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DeadEye;152322 Wrote:I wouldn't expect anything less. It's the same mess O'Malley came up with when Beretta announced moving to TN.

No doubt they take their talking points and marching orders from the same place.

Besides, you can't expect a governor to admit that legislation he pushed and signed resulted in the loss of jobs in his state. Barry says the economy is improving. Looks like it is in states that don't toe the party line. Shrug

Too bad Upstate NY can't divest itself of the NYC region. In fact, getting rid of the entire BosNYWash corridor could be a good thing.
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