On Monday, gun manufacturer Remington Firearms – the nation’s oldest arms maker, whose lines of shotguns and hunting rifles date back to 1816 – announced it will relocate its corporate headquarters from New York to Georgia, with plans to build a $100 million manufacturing center in the state. The arms maker said it will build an advanced manufacturing operation and establish a “world-class research and development center” in LaGrange, Ga., located about 70 miles southwest of the state capital. The company, officially known as RemArms LLC, is currently located in Ilion, N.Y.

RemArms CEO Ken D’Arcy said in a statement:  “We are very excited to come to Georgia, a state that not only welcomes business but enthusiastically supports and welcomes companies in the firearms industry.”  Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp praised the move, saying in a press release: “I am a proud owner of some of Remington’s first-class product, and now, I am excited to welcome them to their new home in the Peach State. As yet another big manufacturing win for our state, I look forward to seeing the oldest firearms manufacturer in America thrive in Georgia’s pro-business environment.” Kemp said the move will result in 856 new jobs created over a five-year period in Troup County, Ga.


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