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Gun maker Remington Outdoor Co. to open manufacturing plant, employ about 2,000 in Huntsville
al.com ^ | 02/15/2014 | Steve Doyle

Posted on 02/15/2014 8:18:13 PM PST by boycott

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama - Remington Outdoor Co. plans to open a plant to make and develop weapons in Huntsville that could employ about 2,000 workers, sources have confirmed to AL.com.

The deal is set to be announced Monday at a special meeting of the Huntsville City Council, though sources said there may be a news conference prior to the meeting.

Huntsville and Madison County elected officials declined to comment when contacted about the deal this morning. Officials with Remington Outdoor did not immediately return requests for comment

Gov. Robert Bentley did not directly confirm the reports about Remington, but told AL.com today that a big announcement is coming Monday.

(Excerpt) Read more at blog.al.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Alabama
KEYWORDS: alabama; banglist; jobs; manufacturing; remington
You can tell Andrew Cuomo that we're more than happy to have these jobs in Alabama.

Andrew would never really understand real jobs. I don't believe he's ever had work one. If not for his last name, he certainly wouldn't be governor of New York.

Again, Andy, we're very happy to have these jobs in Alabama.

1 posted on 02/15/2014 8:18:13 PM PST by boycott
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To: boycott

I hope they will be cranking out their new R-51 handgun. It was the hottest ticket at the SHOT show this winter.


2 posted on 02/15/2014 8:21:43 PM PST by shankbear (The tree of Liberty appears to be perishing because there are few patriots willing to refresh it.)
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To: boycott

I visited Huntsville for work a few years ago and the people there are really nice, warm and genuine.

Unlike the drones here in Maryland.


3 posted on 02/15/2014 8:22:26 PM PST by sickoflibs (Obama : 'Any path to US citizenship for illegals HERE is a special path to it ')
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To: sickoflibs; shankbear
Huntsville was known as "the Rocket City"..because of its ties to the space program ( the Saturn rockets that sent men tot he moon were built there..)

So maybe the new Remington R-51 should be nicknamed "the pocket rocket"

4 posted on 02/15/2014 8:29:09 PM PST by ken5050 (This space available cheap...)
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To: sickoflibs

I lived in Huntsville for several years and loved the place. This sounds like a great opportunity for them.


5 posted on 02/15/2014 8:30:46 PM PST by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: boycott

I read in some book years ago that the German rocket scientists who were brought to Huntsville, really liked the place.

They contacted relatives back home and quite a few of them came to live in Huntsville.


6 posted on 02/15/2014 8:38:24 PM PST by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: boycott

Cool.


7 posted on 02/15/2014 8:42:19 PM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: boycott

Cuomo is a disaster to this state.


8 posted on 02/15/2014 8:43:30 PM PST by The Mayor (Honesty means never having to look over your shoulder.)
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To: The Mayor

Cuomo is a disaster to this state.


Sooner or later, these liberal clowns are going to do for New York what libs have done for Detroit.

I hate it for the good people of New York.


9 posted on 02/15/2014 9:01:49 PM PST by boycott
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To: boycott

Thank you brother. There are actually good people left in this state. Our input is totally negated by one city.


10 posted on 02/15/2014 9:28:16 PM PST by printhead (Standard & Poor - Poor is the new standard.)
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To: sickoflibs

“Drones” is too kind of a word to describe the liberals/leftists and great uneducated of Maryland, esp. Baltimore.

How about ‘Marxist zombies’, “Dumb-as-dogcrap”, “O’Malley’s Marxist minions”, Democraps, and “the downfall of America”.

I left Baltimore in 1966 and only returned for family or business. Now it is only for a dental visit and a Star Trek Convention.

A once great city is now an “Democrat Shitty on Steroids” and the dumb are getting dumber and the Democrats are keeping that way.

Montgomery County is for the rich libs and reds who run that county like a Plantation - welfare addiction to govt programs and keep the good paying jobs for the white liberal elites. PG county seems to be trying to turn itself around (how did that go for the Titanic?). Well, after you put half the government in jail, you might find an honest politician under all that corruption. Wish them well but parts of it are still a criminal’s heaven and an honest citizen’s hell.


11 posted on 02/15/2014 9:36:03 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: sickoflibs

“Drones” is too kind of a word to describe the liberals/leftists and great uneducated of Maryland, esp. Baltimore.

How about ‘Marxist zombies’, “Dumb-as-dogcrap”, “O’Malley’s Marxist minions”, Democraps, and “the downfall of America”.

I left Baltimore in 1966 and only returned for family or business. Now it is only for a dental visit and a Star Trek Convention.

A once great city is now an “Democrat Shitty on Steroids” and the dumb are getting dumber and the Democrats are keeping that way.

Montgomery County is for the rich libs and reds who run that county like a Plantation - welfare addiction to govt programs and keep the good paying jobs for the white liberal elites. PG county seems to be trying to turn itself around (how did that go for the Titanic?). Well, after you put half the government in jail, you might find an honest politician under all that corruption. Wish them well but parts of it are still a criminal’s heaven and an honest citizen’s hell.


12 posted on 02/15/2014 9:36:04 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: boycott

Well, good for them. I think they’ll do well down in Huntsville and it’s nice to see potential new jobs these days.


13 posted on 02/15/2014 9:58:00 PM PST by Baladas
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To: yarddog

Many years ago, my dad met some of them (including Von Braun) and even played golf with a few. Those were some brilliant dudes. Thank God the Russians did not get them.


14 posted on 02/15/2014 10:47:16 PM PST by ohioman
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To: The Mayor

Cuomo is a disaster for this state and America this disaster awaits you if you elect Hillary Clinton as your next President. New York politicians specialize in wrecking economies. I live in upstate New York and I watched it deteriorate over the last 50+ years. The Republicans are no better with most of them being RINOS. For example my Republican congressman Gibson is a sellout and now can be classified as a RINO. To make make matters worse he is running against a homosexual who is married to one of the founders of Facebook. Whoever wins will be a loss for New York State citizens. I’m glad we can still move to a more hospitable state when we are ready to go.


15 posted on 02/16/2014 3:09:51 AM PST by ebmiller (Podcasts are the way to go)
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To: boycott

LOL. Huntsville is a good fool-me-once location. If Alabama tries to tax them too much Tennessee is only about a mile away.


16 posted on 02/16/2014 3:14:34 AM PST by SeeSharp
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To: harpseal; TexasCowboy; nunya bidness; blackie; AAABEST; Travis McGee; Squantos; wku man; SLB; ...
The migration of firearms companies from slave to free states continues.

Click the Gadsden flag for pro-gun resources!

17 posted on 02/16/2014 3:20:16 AM PST by Joe Brower (The "American People" are no longer capable of self-governance.)
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To: boycott

“I hate it for the good people of New York”

Obviously NY is devoid of enough good people. After all they overwhelmingly voted in a Communist as Mayor, and a Socialist as Gov.

ELECTIONS HAVE CONSEQUENCES.


18 posted on 02/16/2014 3:42:49 AM PST by DAC21
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To: boycott

We call him Andrew “Evil Eyes” Cuomo up here.


19 posted on 02/16/2014 4:15:06 AM PST by ZULU (Magua is sitting in the Oval Office. Ted Cruz/Phil Robertson in 2016.)
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To: shankbear

I hope they make MORE AMMUNITION!!! Especially .22 LR!!!


20 posted on 02/16/2014 4:16:42 AM PST by ZULU (Magua is sitting in the Oval Office. Ted Cruz/Phil Robertson in 2016.)
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To: DAC21
Obviously NY is devoid of enough good people.

That is the real problem with places like NY, MD, NJ, Ma, etc. It is that the majority of the people who live ther are stupid government loving cowards who are afraid of having the slightest wiff of freedom, and further fear and envy those of us who want freedom. They elect socialist/statists who think the way they do and export tyranny to the rest of the country.

21 posted on 02/16/2014 4:38:49 AM PST by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: from occupied ga

Attention citizens of CA, NY, IL, MD, NJ, MA, CT. You have been out breed, looted, under appreciated, and overtaxed.

MOVE OUT of those states is you are pro-gun, pro-life, Christian, and conservative. There is no hope and we need your conservative votes in VA, FL, TX, PA, IN, IA, NM, NV!

Time yo go Galt! No more excuses! Get out of there before the inevitable economic distress and the liberal zombie looter- takers act out their misfortune on the makers!


22 posted on 02/16/2014 5:29:24 AM PST by DCBryan1 (No realli, moose bytes can be quite nasti!!)
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To: ebmiller

I live right outside of Buffalo, where are you? Brian Higgins is my congressman, if you want to call him that.


23 posted on 02/16/2014 5:50:05 AM PST by The Mayor (Honesty means never having to look over your shoulder.)
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To: Joe Brower

Does NY state still get Remington’s taxes from profits of all their companies. Remington still HQ’d in New York State ??


24 posted on 02/16/2014 8:19:29 AM PST by Squantos ( Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet ...)
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To: ZULU
I hope they make MORE AMMUNITION!!! Especially .22 LR!!!

Went to a gun show in St. George, UT yesterday. NO 500 round bricks ANYWHERE, just a few stray boxes of overpriced 50-rounders. One guy had a sign that said "22 LR 12c ea."

Last month I was at a Kingman, AZ show and one guy had a 550-round brick for $82. Nearly had an embarrassing moment when I saw that one. (A few years ago I grumbled at Wal-Mart when I paid $16 for the same.)

25 posted on 02/16/2014 8:52:35 AM PST by Oatka (This is America. Assimilate or evaporate.)
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To: boycott
Sooner or later, these liberal clowns are going to do for New York what libs have done for Detroit.

They have already pretty much done it.

The big difference is Detroit is in a concentrated area. It is easy to see the comparison between the economic and social chaos below Eight Mile Road and the general prosperity and sanity north of Eight Mile.

New York State on the other hand is a very large place. It is quite rural once you get north of Westchester County so the damage isn't quite so noticeable as it is spread out. But it is there. Once thriving villages, towns, and small cities full of energy and industries fifty years ago are now decaying blotches desperate to somehow make a go of it. Entire industries and manufacturing sectors have left and people are leaving as they can. I know. I am one of them. Taxes continue to skyrocket as increasing regulations, voracious unions, greedy politicians, and their parasitic policies continue to take their toll.

The SAFE Act may just be the crowning blow that turns the entire upstate NY into a rural Detroit. Upstaters can put up with a lot of exploitation from downstate - and they have. But they always took some comfort they had a nice environment in which to live and relative freedom compared to The City including enjoying their 2nd Amendment rights. Now the politicians have decided to make the rest of the State into a clone of the voracious and hated City.

Cuomo is the white version of Detroit's Coleman Young.

Now Remington Arms (one of the oldest companies in the United States) is joining the flight to freedom.

26 posted on 02/16/2014 9:23:36 AM PST by Gritty (Inside every liberal is a totalitarian screaming to get out! - David Horowitz)
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To: Oatka

I STILL think the ammo companies are geared up to make more expensive stuff to meet the needs for all of the Unconstitutional police forces Obama and his predecessors have established.

Per given man-hour, you can make more money on 9mm, .45 ACP, .223, .40 S&W than you can make on .22LR.


27 posted on 02/16/2014 12:20:52 PM PST by ZULU (Magua is sitting in the Oval Office. Ted Cruz/Phil Robertson in 2016.)
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To: ZULU
Per given man-hour, you can make more money on 9mm, .45 ACP, .223, .40 S&W than you can make on .22LR.

I remember reading that the ammo companies only made x-amount of 22 LR per year. The problem comes from all the gun owners getting "an extra brick or two, just in case", which wipes out any availability (I'd do the same, but I haven't seen any bricks in over a year.)

28 posted on 02/16/2014 12:42:40 PM PST by Oatka (This is America. Assimilate or evaporate.)
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To: Gritty

Entire industries and manufacturing sectors have left and people are leaving as they can.


Makes me think of Camden, NJ.

I hope every liberal stays up there. We don’t want them. They deserve to live in the cesspool they’ve created.

Good, common-sense, conservatives are certainly welcome to move here to our growing economies. We ask that the liberal destroyers please stay away.


29 posted on 02/16/2014 1:30:47 PM PST by boycott
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To: Joe Brower

Also note that they are YANKEE states to CONFEDERATE states as well.


30 posted on 02/16/2014 5:32:47 PM PST by Nebr FAL owner
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To: shankbear

Very fitting, as Remington made the very first large bore cartridge hand gun in 1868. A .46 cal with a conversion cylinder replacing the percussion cylinder in their popular cap ‘n ball .44 1863 Army. They paid Smith & Wesson a dollar a gun for the Rollin White bored through cylinder patent.


31 posted on 02/16/2014 6:13:06 PM PST by Inyo-Mono (NRA)
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To: Oatka

At this point, even the most obtuse manufacturer would realize the demand and produce more if that was the sole issue.


32 posted on 02/17/2014 5:31:50 AM PST by ZULU (Magua is sitting in the Oval Office. Ted Cruz/Phil Robertson in 2016.)
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To: ZULU

I would have thought that also, but maybe there’s a production line problem.

One guy wrote that the companies make all the 22 LR at one time, then shift the line over to the “more profitable” bigger calibers.

Dunno if it’s B/S, but the scarcity just amazes me. I haven’t seen a round in any of the stores I visit - only at gun shows at ridiculous prices.


33 posted on 02/17/2014 7:21:19 AM PST by Oatka (This is America. Assimilate or evaporate.)
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To: ZULU
Funny, I went to the gun show here in Miami, FL this past weekend and the place was almost floating on .22LR and yeah prices were slightly higher but not that much. Must be a regional thing for this shortage in various calibers.
34 posted on 02/18/2014 8:16:45 AM PST by ExSoldier (Stand up and be counted... OR LINE UP AND BE NUMBERED...)
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To: Squantos
Hey, I missed your post. Until now. $:-)

Does NY still get taxes from Remington, since their corp HQ is there? Beats me. I'm sure that if the Marxists running the 'Empire State' haven't figured out a way already, they will be. Let's not give 'em any ideas! < g!>

35 posted on 03/03/2014 11:55:27 AM PST by Joe Brower (The "American People" are no longer capable of self-governance.)
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