Remington to depart New York after two centuries of operation

| December 17, 2023

Remington filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in 2020. Its assets were divided and sold off to other companies. Remington Arms, a new company, licensed Remington’s assets from the buyer. Remington Arms recently announced that it was relocating its operations to Georgia. The United Mine Workers were disappointed with the decision while Republicans pointed to Democrat policies as the cause.

From We Are The Mighty:

On July 28, 2020, Remington filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. The company’s assets, including iconic brands like Bushmaster, DPMS, and Harrington & Richardson, were divided and sold off. Vista Outdoor purchased the Remington brand name and licensed it to the new company, Remington Arms. Although the new RemArms, LLC announced plans to relocate its headquarters and open new manufacturing facilities in Georgia, the Ilion Facility continued to employ about 270 workers.

On November 30, 2023, RemArms sent a letter to the plant’s union, United Mine Workers of America, informing them of the scheduled closure of the Ilion Facility. “I am writing to inform you that RemArms, LLC has decided to close its entire operations at 14 Hoefler Avenue, Ilion, NY 13357,” the letter read. “The Company expects that operations at the Ilion Facility will conclude on or about March 4, 2024. The Company did not arrive at this decision lightly.”

The International President of United Mine Workers released a statement calling the closure “extremely disappointing” and the holiday announcement “a slap in the face.” Local officials also lamented the shuttering of the Ilion Facility, highlighting the loss of revenue for the area and the displacement of local workers, some of whom are legacy Remington employees.

A joint statement by local and state Republicans also expressed goals to assist employees facing the coming layoffs while decrying New York’s regulations and taxes which, they say, continue to force businesses and companies to leave the state. “It is because of New York Democrats’ unconstitutional gun grab policies that the oldest gun manufacturer in the country has been run out of the state,” Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY-21) said in her own statement.

We Are The Mighty has additional information here.

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Old tanker

I am not upset by this at all. AFAIAC it is LONG overdue. The state and local govt. agencies are just going to have to suck it up about the loss of tax revenues. Couldn’t happen to a more deserving state IMO.

I just wish S&W would complete their move entirely and take their revolver production out of taxachussettes and move it to TN as well. I see no reason why any blue antigun state should derive any income from the industries they castigate and condemn.

Anonymous

The old Blue State northeast has been hell on gun makers. Windham Weaponry (the former Bushmaster plant that went into business for itself) just folded and auctioned its stuff off this year.

5JC

When the sale of Vista to a Chek billionaire was announced the very next day dem vulture started circling and saying that LC would no longer sell ammo on the domestic market. Since they couldn’t legislate arms and ammo out of our they are going to make it unobtanium.

26Limabeans

“unobtanium”

Can’t find it on the periodic chart of the elements but it is widely
available and should be bought while it is. Stuff lasts a long
time when properly stored and never decreases in value no
matter what the economy does.

Jason

Bye, Felica!

fm2176

First Kimber, and now Remington. Kimber still has its Yonkers facility, but most of what we get comes from their new Troy, AL facility. I can’t think off the top of my head, but I’m pretty certain that maybe models like the Stainless II are still made in Yonkers, while other 1911s and the Micro 9 are made in Troy. Maybe when I get bored at work (definitely after the holiday season), I’ll start taking notes.

Most smart manufacturers have relocated from anti-gun Dem-controlled states down South. Mossberg makes most of their guns in Eagle Pass, TX. Brands like Winchester and Browning, both now owned by Herstal Group, are largely imported, with Winchester shotguns mostly made in Turkey, and Browning rifles mostly coming from Japan.

My very first gun was a Remington Sportsman 48 with Accu-Choke. I didn’t know anything about guns at the time and treated that 28″ barrel, 2-shot gun like it was a combat shotgun. To date, I think that’s the only Remington I own. I found an 870P at a pawn shop around 2001, complete with folding stock, but never got around to buying it. Maybe when I start seeing some Remingtons come in from GA, I’ll buy one.

Until then, I’m sorely tempted to drop $1k on a used X-Bolt .270 WIN with ATN thermal that we bought a few weeks back.

jeff LPH 3 63-66

I bought a Kimber Ultra Carry ll S/S 3 in. Barrel .45 back in 2010 3 years after moving to the Gunshine State. For the moola shmoola I paid for it, an L shaped piece of piano wire was include to capture the recoil spring when field stripping. I heard some negative comments about it but it does relieve the spring pressure. Shot it once or twice at the range and carried it for a couple of weeks and then switched over to my Springfield XD 3in .40, double stack mag, carried that for a few months and finally switched over to my Springfield XDe 3in 9MM which I bought back in 2017 and carrying it since.

26Limabeans

Tnx the experience info Jeff. Wish I could carry my 1911
but concealed carry is difficult so I downsized to a Ruger
LCR in .357 mag but down load to .38 spl +P to save my
ancient hands. Laser grip but I turn it off. Double action and
no safety to deal with. Easy peasy draw from left inside
coat pocket. All permitted up legal eagle.

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SFC D

I do exactly the same with a Taurus 605 poly. I love my 1911, but not always easy to conceal. Maybe MRS D will get me a compact 1911 like hers…

USMC Steve

Jeff, there is a captured spring recoil spring mechanism available to replace that silly ass system in the Kimber. Makes it much easier to take down the weapon for cleaning.

Graybeard

It’s sad when Winchester has to be made overseas.

Personally, I am not a fan of anything out of Turkey with its Islamist government or China with it’s commie government. I don’t want my hard-earned American money going to support them.

fm2176

I bought one on impulse, the 12-gauge Woodland Defender. It’s not a bad gun for $369, but definitely not as nice feeling as my 1200 Riot. There’s a used Tristar Cobra I plan on getting that should set me back maybe $75. Another Turkish-made gun but nowhere near as halfway decent as the new Winchesters. Stay far away from the Turkish Benelli clones. $200-$400 sounds good, but I’ve heard little good about them.

Come to think of it, brands like Stoeger and Canik are also made there, so I guess I have a few Turkey guns. The TP9SFx and TP9SA have both been great so far.

I try to support American, or at least North American or European, followed probably by Japanese products as much as possible, but sometimes price and/or availability matters. In my opinion, someone who has $800 to spend for home defense is probably better served with a Winchester SXP Defender and a Canik TP9 (both made in Turkey) than a single Kimber M1911.

jeff LPH 3 63-66

My two Springfield handguns are licensed in Croatia to manufacture their handguns.

26Limabeans

Mossberg is still made in usa I think.
Love my 590 with a bayonet.
Heavy personal weapon in the home or out….

Anonymous

Adios, NY.

KoB

WSB! (Welcome South, Brother) Welp, we Southerners already had the Best Food, prettiest girls, THE Best College Football Teams (SEC SEC SEC), the nicest weather, Premier Military Facilities, Fastest Cars, Rockingest Rock n Roll, Saddest Country Songs, World Class Sculptors (Moses Ezekiel), the friendliest folks, (need I go on…I can!), and now we are collecting up the finest weapons makers. Suck it up, Buttercup. Bwaahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha Maybe more will see the light and take The Peach Blossom Special (apologies to The Man In Black)

STSC(SW/SS)

California and New York are competing to be first state to totally destroy themselves. California has a good lead but New York will catch up soon.

Hack Stone

A lot of horses in that race, to include but not limited to Maryland and Massachusetts. Maryland did a great job of passing anti firearm regulations, and when Beretta said that the laws would make their drivers subject to arrest, they announced that they were shutting down their facility near Indian Head.

Fyrfighter

Don’t forget Colorado.. doing it’s level best to be Cali East.. They did a great job of driving Magpul out..

Hack Stone

The Democrats set out to destroy an industry, and when what is left decides that they want to leave the abusive relationship and relocate to a State that actually embraces the free market, the Democrats cry for the displaced workers. Maybe these soon to be unemployed workers can learn coding or relocate to Africa where they can labor in hazardous conditions for Pennie’s a day extracting precious metals for electric car batteries.

Fyrfighter

Or maybe they can just learn to NOT vote democrat??

STSC(SW/SS)

The stupid is strong with these voters.

You could let them use a crystal ball to see the future where the GOP steps aside to allow a free market where jobs, opportunities, and growth are plentiful.

Compare the a future where there is no jobs or hope. They have been voting like this for decades so voting Pedofascists is like breathing to them.

NHSparky

Most of the areas in question in Western MA or upstate NY are heavily GOP.
Like CA, once you get out of the shithole blue cities, the rest of the state is pretty conservative.

AW1Ed

Hope the left their horrible R51 there.

“… it would fail to feed, fail to eject, and fail to extract. What’s worse is that it would fire out of battery.”

What Happened to the Remington R51? – Pew Pew Tactical

Commissioner Wretched

Remington will be moving its operations to a town about 30 miles north of where I live, a town called LaGrange. I am still one of the local radio newscasters in LaGrange, as well as being in newspapers in Manchester. I’m excited for LaGrange and … well … too bad, Ilion. Maybe your state government should step back a bit and examine what their policies did to cause the company to leave.

KoB

Remington got a built in market for their product. Some of these Ladies may want to upgrade. You and I have discussed them before…

https://visitlagrange.com/the-nancy-hart-militia/

fm2176

Right at the start of I-185 headed to Benning. I found a few deals in the LaGrange Home Depot, including my DeWalt Portable Power Station. I was such a loser when on the trail that my day or two off each week (if I was lucky to get one) saw me make the rounds of Columbus and Phenix City, and if I felt brave, taking back roads to LaGrange, the Southern Metro Atlanta region, or Opelika. Even made it to Montgomery one weekend.

A Proud Infidel®™

Keep electing D-rats and look what happens!

Odie

New York won’t be happy until their tax base is completely destroyed.

Graybeard

They want to be like Cali-fornicate so bad, they’ll even video themselves in Senate hearing rooms.

Graybeard

The only Remington I had before the tragic boating accident is a 22 that did pretty good on putting squirrel in the stewpot.
I should have gotten a spare mag or seven for it – as they are no longer sold and the original feels like pot metal. I may have to settle for a polymer thing while they are still available.

I was saddened by the Chapter 11 proceedings, but from what I read the finger need to be pointed (given to?) the inept management they had. Glad I didn’t have any stock invested with them.

Fyrfighter

GB, check Numrich for parts / mags, they have a lot of old out of production stuff.. I even found mags for an old Mossberg 195K/A bolt action shotgun that my dad had as a kid

Graybeard

I had forgotten them.
Thanks for the memory jog!

fm2176

Numrich is an oldie but a goodie; thanks for reminding me of them. I have to locate my Gibbs No.7 “Jungle Carbine and M1917 mags. My dumb ass removed them years ago and put them in a box; fortunately, the Savage No.4 Mk.I* Lend-Lease rifle didn’t get the same treatment. Damned Enfields and their “look at me, I have a detachable magazine that you should never remove!” 🤠

I do need to find parts for the FiL’s S&W Model 3000 Riot gun (made in Japan by Howa). While he was still around, he asked me multiple times about repairing it, and each time I’d show him the broken extractor and ask if he wanted me to find him one, but it was always, “I’ll wait…” Memory loss and Alzheimer’s is a sad thing to witness.

rgr769

I have purchased quite a few parts from them over the years. Sarco is another source for parts for out of production firearms.

Blaster

Well, there go more NY jobs, thanks to the democrats that they keep electing. With the cost of living in that state, you’d think that they would quit running employers off.

How many times do you punch yourself in the junk before you figure out it hurts? I’m going to quote One, Mr. Forest Gump- “ Stupid is, is Stupid does!”

Odie

Forest was not a stupid man.

Graybeard

I remember a certain individual employed, for a short time, at one of my former income steams, who said “I have to vote to take care of my people.” Meaning a certain purportedly oppressed minority.
Said individual cut some slack for some inmates with similar melanin levels – and got fired rather rapidly. Quite a trick at a government job.

Blaster

GB, my wife and I have 1 biological child together. We have raised 6 others, all adopted. My wife is Native American (obvious at sight). Of the 6 adopted children(2 of which are nephews/Great Nephews, taken away from sorry ass relatives) there are 3 Mexicans, 2 Black and 1 white. They have all been raised to be AMERICANS! None of them expect anything that they haven’t worked for or earned from hard work to be at the top of the list. Our biological son is playing D2 football and moving to D1 next year(as long as health permits). My point is, if kids are raised to think they’re victims, they always are victims. It’s always someone else’s fault. I’m proud to have a diverse household. I can say that none of my children that are “POC”, feel that they are “oppressed”. They work for what they want. We get compliments all the time of their actions and personalities. I love them all equally. My wife and I may not be their biological parents, but they’re our kids and they call us “mom and dad”, and I’d kill for them all equally! (Luckily, only 1 girl!). Point is, sorriness and short-coming is easy to blame on someone else. Even easier when the government is laying a yellow brick road at your feet. However, if you want more out of life, then go after it! Work to get it! May God bless my children (all of them) and my wife (she has put up with a lot and had to deal with a lot because of me), we have never had to do without and there has always been a way when we accepted new children into our home and couldn’t “afford it”. I have a great life and we have never (as we speak), received any government assistance! We always throw something in the offering plate at church, even when we’re down to $20.00 for the upcoming week, and some money always comes our way! Unexpectedly! From nowhere! Not pushing my religion or beliefs on anyone, but my faith has been… Read more »

rgr769

Any company that makes guns or their accessories and that has management with a lick of sense will get such company out of New Yawk.

USMC Steve

The company in its statement made it clear that the socialist democrat antigun policies present in NY were very much a part of their leaving, along with the restrictive anti-business policies there.