You may have read rumors about Remington Outdoor Company’s plant consolidation online. We spent today meticulously researching and talking to industry sources. Everything in this post is fact, not rumor and conjecture.
It is important to note that, as we reported last December, the Freedom Group is no more. It is now called the Remington Outdoor Company (henceforth referred to as Remington).
FACT #1 : Remington is closing a number of plants around the country.
The Remington plants at Elizabethtown, West Jordan, Kalispell, Kennesaw, Lawrenceville, St. Cloudand and Pineville are closing.
FACT #2: Closed plant products lines are being consolidated at the new Huntsville, AL plant.
Earlier this year Remington opened a new plant in Huntsville, Alabama. The 500,000 square foot facility is the equivalent of 25% of the total of Remington’s pre-Huntsville 2.1 million square feet of production space.
FACT #3: Also being moved are the Bushmaster and Remington’s 1911 product lines.
The Bushmaster Firearms International (BFI) and Remington R1 1911 product lines are also being moved from Remington’s Ilion, NY facility.
Bushmaster was originally moved from Windham, Maine to the Ilion facility in 2011.
FACT #3: The consolidated product lines are …
- Advanced Armament Corporation (AAC)
- DPMS Panther Arms
- LAR Manufacturing
- Montana Rifleman
- Remington 1911
FACT 4: Remington is asking employees to move to Huntsville, Alabama.
Remington is wanting to retain and move as many staff as possible to the city of Huntsville, Alabama. Staff have been given instructions on how they can apply to move.
FACT 5: Remington’s official statement is …
Earlier today we announced the consolidation of multiple company plants into our Huntsville, AL facility,” said Remington Spokesman Teddy Novin. This was a strategic business decision to concentrate our resources into fewer locations and improve manufacturing efficiency and quality. We are working hard to retain as many people from the affected facilities as possible.
Folks, those are the facts. We will update you with more information as it comes our way.