BLOG: Remington Outdoor Company Bringing 2,000 Jobs to Huntsville
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – The week started off with a bang for Huntsville, as Governor Robert Bentley, city, county and state leaders welcomed Remington Outdoor Company.
The United States’ oldest manufacturer of firearms will add a facility in Huntsville, bringing more than 2,000 jobs over the next decade.
Remington Arms’ CEO George Kollitides was in attendance and said Alabama was the clear choice.
“The state motto says it all,” Kollitides said as he started his speech. “We Dare Defend Our Rights.”
Scroll to the bottom to read our blog of the day’s events. Here are videos from each of the speakers – click on each one to watch the various announcements:
Remington will buy a 500,000-square-foot building on Wall Triana Highway for manufacturing, new product development and training for the company’s commercial, military and law enforcement businesses.
The Military Times’ GearScout website reported the news on Friday. No city, county or state leaders would officially confirm the news over the weekend, only saying there was a big economic development announcement planned for Monday. However, U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions (R-Alabama) confirmed Remington would be it.
The Huntsville City Council also called a special meeting Monday to approve an incentives package for Remington.