Joining a growing number of firearms companies moving to “gun-friendly” states, Remington Firearms (RemArms) has selected LaGrange, Ga., as the location of its global headquarters — which will include a manufacturing facility and research and development center. RemArms plans to invest $100 million and create 856 jobs over a five-year period in Troup County.
“We’re very excited to come to Georgia, a state that not only welcomes business but enthusiastically supports and welcomes companies in the firearms industry,” said Ken D’Arcy, RemArms CEO. “Between the support we’ve received from the state and from Scott Malone and Kelley Bush of the City of LaGrange Economic Development Authority, we cannot wait to expand our company in Georgia. Everyone involved in this process has shown how important business is to the state and how welcoming they are to all business, including the firearms industry.”
Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp celebrated RemArms’ move to the Peach State.
“Georgia’s firearms industry is responsible for thousands of jobs and millions of dollars of investment in our communities,” he said. “I’m a proud owner of some of Remington’s first-class product, and now, I’m 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.”
The Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) was represented in this competitive project by Senior Project Manager Taylor Kielty in partnership with the LaGrange Economic Development Authority, Georgia Power and Georgia Quick Start.
“For more than two centuries, Remington Arms has been a part of the fabric of our country, and for many of us who grew up with a strong connection to the outdoors and a love of outdoor sports, a trusted brand like Remington has been interwoven into our lives,” said GDEcD Commissioner Pat Wilson. “This makes it all the more exciting for us to see Remington Firearms locate their global headquarters and advanced manufacturing operations to Georgia where they will join a strong community of great companies who call this state home.”
RemArms will be hiring for positions in production, operations, engineering, and management, as well as careers in HR, finance, and administration in its onsite executive offices.
For more info: remarms.com.