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100 new jobs coming to Remington Arms

By MIKE LaFAVE

ILION, N.Y. (WKTV) - 100 new workers will be punching the clock at Remington Arms before next Summer.

Remington Arms' parent company, The Freedom Group, is closing its North Haven Marlin Facility, leaving Marlin Firearms to now be manufactured at Remington in Ilion. The expansion will bring about 100 new employees to Remington within a year's time.

Freedom Group Chief Operating Officer Joseph Gross said their was serious competition between states to get the jobs.

"A lot of states were very aggressive, and working with Dennis Mullin and Senator Seward and Assemblyman Butler, we were able to put together a package that would offset a lot of our costs of doing this," Gross said.

The Empire State Development Corporation has committed $1.5 million to help pay for the relocation, with Herkimer County Industrial Development kicking in $750,000.

The Freedom Group received about $200,000 in various state subsidies to pay for electricity.

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