Remington Arms moving from New York-Truth!

Remington Arms moving from New York-Truth!

Summary of eRumor:

This is a forwarded email alleging that the Remington Arms company is moving from New York to Alabama.   The email said that this because the state of New York is no longer friendly to conservatives.

The Truth:

This was true according to a February 16, 2014 article by Fox News that said “Remington, one of the world’s largest gun manufacturers, will on Monday (February 17) join Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley in announcing that they are bringing over 2,000 jobs to Alabama.”

The article said that Remington’s move to Alabama is a business expansion. The source for the article, Yellowhammer News,  speculated New York’s anti conservative policy by Governor Cuomo but the company did not cite this as the reason for the move. The recent demand for Remington products have “skyrocketed,” according to an unnamed spokesperson, which explained the need for expansion. The business decision will have a considerable impact their facility at Ilion, NY, which currently is staffed by close to 1,200 people.  It is not expected to shut down although the workforce at the old plant will be reduced.

Posted 03/12/14