Remington Arms http://wrvo.org en More than 100 Remington Arms jobs being sent to Alabama http://wrvo.org/post/more-100-remington-arms-jobs-being-sent-alabama <p></p><p>The two-century-old gun manufacturer Remington Arms, the nucleus of a small Mohawk Valley community, is losing jobs to a more gun-friendly state.</p><p>The parent company of Remington, based in Ilion, New York, announced this week it is moving to lines of production work to <a href="http://wrvo.org/post/remington-expansion-plans-causes-concern-mohawk-valley" target="_blank">the company's gleaming new factory in Huntsville, Alabama</a>, announced earlier this year.</p> Mon, 19 May 2014 10:23:02 +0000 Ryan Delaney 55906 at http://wrvo.org More than 100 Remington Arms jobs being sent to Alabama $1.2 billion offer for Remington Arms on the table http://wrvo.org/post/12-billion-offer-remington-arms-table <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">There's a $1.2 billion offer on the table to purchase gun maker Remington Arms, and even though Remington's owner has been looking for a buyer, it reportedly isn't taking this one seriously.</span></p><p>Remington Arms is one of the nation's oldest and largest gun makers in the country. Its factory has been located in the small Mohawk Valley town of Ilion, N.Y. for two centuries. It employs about 1,300 people and reportedly earned about $1.2 billion in revenue to 2013.</p> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 17:45:27 +0000 Ryan Delaney 52646 at http://wrvo.org $1.2 billion offer for Remington Arms on the table Remington expansion plans causes concern in Mohawk Valley http://wrvo.org/post/remington-expansion-plans-causes-concern-mohawk-valley <p></p><p>When Remington Arms announced that it was going to build a new manufacturing and development facility in Alabama, people in central New York's Mohawk Valley became concerned their jobs were on the line.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Even though none of the plant's 1,300 employees are expected to lose their jobs, lawmakers say more can be done to support the firearm manufacturer's operations in the village of </span>Ilion<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p> Fri, 21 Feb 2014 13:28:15 +0000 Gino Geruntino 51686 at http://wrvo.org Remington expansion plans causes concern in Mohawk Valley Remington Arms wins contract as departure rumors continue http://wrvo.org/post/remington-arms-wins-contract-departure-rumors-continue <p>The Mohawk Valley firearm manufacturer Remington Arms has won a contract worth nearly $50 million supplying the Philippine military. The contract comes amidst lingering concerns the factory will leave the state.</p><p>Remington will provide 50,000 R4 carbine rifles to the Philippine defense forces by the end of next year. Rep. Richard Hanna, (R - Barneveld), said the work on the rifles will be done in upstate New York.</p><p>The majority of the work will be done in Ilion, but parts may be sourced from elsewhere, Joseph Bolmarcich, who oversees contracts for Remington, confirmed.</p> Mon, 02 Dec 2013 19:10:25 +0000 Ryan Delaney 47948 at http://wrvo.org Remington Arms wins contract as departure rumors continue Remington Arms' owner breaks silence on state's gun laws http://wrvo.org/post/remington-arms-owner-breaks-silence-states-gun-laws <p>The owner of the Remington Arms factory in upstate New York has finally made a statement about the state's strict gun control laws, calling them unconstitutional, nearly four months after their enactment. Fri, 10 May 2013 12:57:42 +0000 Ryan Delaney 37599 at http://wrvo.org Remington Arms' owner breaks silence on state's gun laws Investment pledge is "glimmer of hope" for Remington workers http://wrvo.org/post/investment-pledge-glimmer-hope-remington-workers <p>A pledge of new investment from its parent company and news of a newly secured military contract have workers at Remington Arms a little more optimistic their jobs will be staying in upstate New York. Tue, 12 Mar 2013 09:25:00 +0000 Ryan Delaney 34589 at http://wrvo.org Investment pledge is "glimmer of hope" for Remington workers Gillibrand proud of Remington, but says backing it is up to Cuomo http://wrvo.org/post/gillibrand-proud-remington-says-backing-it-cuomo <p>Firearm manufacturer Remington Arms is a part of New York's long tradition of manufacturing, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand says, but using taxpayer dollars to make sure they stay in upstate New York is up to the governor. Tue, 12 Feb 2013 13:14:14 +0000 Ryan Delaney 33224 at http://wrvo.org Gillibrand proud of Remington, but says backing it is up to Cuomo Courtships of Remington Arms may not be too serious http://wrvo.org/post/courtships-remington-arms-may-not-be-too-serious <p>When New York state passed "the toughest gun control laws in the nation" on Jan. 15, <a href="http://www.npr.org/2013/01/20/169818344/dependent-on-arms-plant-n-y-town-braces-for-gun-laws-impact" target="_blank">concern arose in a small upstate New York town</a> built around a gun manufacturing company. Wed, 06 Feb 2013 06:43:00 +0000 Ryan Delaney 32912 at http://wrvo.org Courtships of Remington Arms may not be too serious Millions in incentives go to firearms industry in New York state http://wrvo.org/post/millions-incentives-go-firearms-industry-new-york-state <p><span id="primaryContentDepotPortlet.contentDescription">As the nation has been focused on gun control since the Newtown, Connecticut school shooting, additional attention is now being paid to the incentives going to the gun industry in New York. </span> Mon, 04 Feb 2013 16:18:10 +0000 Matt Richmond 32826 at http://wrvo.org Millions in incentives go to firearms industry in New York state Five states courting Remington Arms away from New York http://wrvo.org/post/five-states-courting-remington-arms-away-new-york <p>Five states have contacted the parent company of Remington Arms to encourage the gun maker to relocate in response to New York's efforts to tighten gun control laws. Wed, 30 Jan 2013 20:28:53 +0000 Ryan Delaney 32620 at http://wrvo.org Five states courting Remington Arms away from New York Cuomo says gun laws won't impact Remington, but rumors circulate http://wrvo.org/post/cuomo-says-gun-laws-wont-impact-remington-rumors-circulate <p>Speaking on a brief visit to Rochester on Wednesday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he didn't believe that the<a href="http://open.nysenate.gov/legislation/bill/S2230-2013" target="_blank"> NY SAFE ACT OF 2013</a>&nbsp;passed on Tuesday would impact on jobs at <a href="http://www.remington.com/" target="_blank">Remington Arms</a> in upstate New York. Thu, 17 Jan 2013 12:41:39 +0000 Ryan Delaney & Matthew Leonard 31996 at http://wrvo.org Cuomo says gun laws won't impact Remington, but rumors circulate