HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) - Since the announcement that a landmark deal would bring Remington Outdoor jobs to Huntsville, the interest has been great and the questions have been greater.
Officials at City Hall and administrators at the Huntsville-Madison County Chamber of Commerce confirm they have been positively inundated with requests for information from the public.
The most frequent questions? 'Exactly what jobs will be available' and 'when can I apply?'
"We've had numerous calls and probably countless emails that have come in since the announcement so it's been very active around here," says Harrison Diamond, Business Retention & Expansion Manager at the Chamber of Commerce.
"This kind of serves as a clearinghouse for everything for people who are interested in doing business with Remington," Diamond explains.
Though the call volume at the Chamber and City Hall can certainly be a juggling act, Diamond says that's a good problem to have.
"We love fielding those calls," he says. "You know, the Chamber really is the point of contact for a lot that goes on in this community and we're glad to be able to answer any questions we can."
Teddy Novin, Director of Public Affairs for Freedom Group, Inc. provided the following information on behalf of Remington:
For individuals seeking employment: We are working with our partner AIDT (Alabama Industrial Development Training) on all individual career opportunities in Huntsville. Further details will be provided through AIDT in the coming weeks and months. Any individual seeking additional employment information with Remington should contact AIDT.
For contractors and suppliers offering start-up activities associated with the project: We have selected Burns & McDonnell to design and manage this project. Contractors and suppliers that would like to be considered for work should contact Keith Royston at email@example.com. The first step in the process will be registering on the Burns & McDonnell website to become a contractor/supplier. Those interested can click this link to begin the process.