This is very much an unconfirmed report, but if it’s true… oops?
High level sources have informed Yellowhammer News that Remington, one of the world’s largest gun manufacturers, will on Monday join Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley in announcing that they are bringing over 2,000 jobs to Alabama.
The company is viewing the move into Alabama as an expansion, but it will likely impact their Ilion, NY plant as well. The New York facility currently employees around 1,200 people. It is expected to stay open, but with a reduced workforce.
Mind you, even if it isn’t true New York has still made it clear that the state is no longer friendly territory for gun manufacturers. Wherever Remington does end up will probably be where they relocate fully, in a couple of years: and then New York state can figure out how to do without the revenue that comes from a business that moves a lot of moderately expensive product and that provided 1,200 local jobs. Perhaps they might figure out a way to monetize smug! It is, after all, the largest item produced at Albany these days.
PS: I know that New York State has an aggressive policy of trying to tax everyone and everything that could conceivably be seen as working in NYS. I suspect that once Remington is finally out, the company will be sufficiently upset over this to sue the blazes out of NYS if the state tries that gambit.