ILION, N.Y. (UPDATED) – Remington announced Monday it is building a new global headquarters in Georgia, but union leaders say that is unlikely to affect the Ilion facility. The headquarters is currently located in Huntsville, Alabama.
Remington CEO Ken D'Arcy says the Ilion plant will not be affected, and they are still hiring for positions at the facility.
"In Ilion, we are increasing production and attempting to hire more employees. The entire executive staff, have spent a lot of time in Ilion, we are very pleased with the work being done and are confident we will be able to increase production in Ilion as needed," he said.
Remington plans to invest $100 million in opening a factory and research operation in LaGrange, Georgia, hiring 865 people over five years.
D'Arcy said, "The decision to locate in Georgia is very simple, the state of Georgia is not only a business-friendly state, it’s a firearms friendly state."
The company auctioned its assets last year after filing bankruptcy in July of 2020.