RemArms, the current version of Remington Arms, is set to close its gun factory in Ilion, New York, in March, affecting around 270 workers.
The company, which has a long history dating back to the 19th century, cited the decision as a difficult one.
The factory closure comes after a series of challenges, including temporary closures, bankruptcy, and legal issues related to the Sandy Hook school shooting. (Trending: Another Major Company Goes Woke And Goes Broke)
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The news has been described as disappointing by union officials, who credit the workers for enabling the company to continue operating after its bankruptcy.
“The plant currently employs about 270 workers, according to union officials,” the report found.
“Remington, the country’s oldest gun maker, began making flintlock rifles in the region in 1816. The factory site in the village dates to 1828, with many of the current buildings constructed early in the 20th century,” the report added.
“The workers in Ilion enabled RemArms to rise from the ashes of the Remington Arms bankruptcy in 2020-21,” United Mine Workers of America International President Cecil E. Robert said in a prepared statement.
“Without these workers and their dedication to producing the best firearms in the world, this company simply would not exist.”