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Tenney: Remington Arms laying off 55 workers at Ilion plant

By Eric Reinhardt

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ILION, N.Y. — Remington Arms Company, LLC plans to lay off 55 people at its plant in Ilion.

That’s according to a statement posted Thursday on the website of U.S. Representative Claudia Tenney (R–New Hartford).

“Unfortunately, economic downturns in the firearms industry have forced Remington to reduce the size of their workforce to remain competitive. I know many employees at Remington personally and am saddened to hear this news. The failed economic and anti-second amendment policies of New York have continued to burden Remington’s Ilion facility. Our office stands ready to provide any assistance we can offer to the affected employees and their families during this time,” Tenney said in the statement.

The announcement comes about six months after the last round of layoffs, when 122 people lost their jobs, according to a report on the website of Spectrum News.

BJNN left a phone message with Remington Arms seeking additional information, but the company didn’t immediately respond to the inquiry.

Remington Arms Company is headquartered in Madison, North Carolina.

 

Contact Reinhardt at ereinhardt@cnybj.com

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