They’re Out of Here: Remington Firearms Announces Plans to Relocate HQ Out of New York to Georgia, Citing Friendlier Political Climate Amid Rising Blue-State Opposition to Guns

Corporate executives with firearms maker Remington, the country’s oldest continuing gun manufacturer, announced this week they will move their headquarters and other operations out of blue state New York and into red state Georgia after securing land and facilities.

According a press release from RemArms, as the company is now known following a 2020 acquisition and merger, the move to LaGrange, Ga., which is southwest of Atlanta, will feature the construction of a new high-tech manufacturing and research facility.

RemArms will leave Ilion, New York—the company’s home for 205 years since Eliphalet Remington established the business in 1816—because of the state’s unfriendly firearm laws and poor business climate, Legal Insurrection reported.

“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,” said Ken D’Arcy, RemArms CEO.

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp, who said he owns Remington firearms, said that the relocation will help bolster the state’s already booming economy.

“The state’s firearms industry is responsible for thousands of Georgia jobs and millions of dollars of investment in our communities,” Kemp said.

“It’s a pleasure to welcome Remington Firearms, with its rich American history, to their new home and global headquarters in the Peach State,” he added. “I look forward to seeing the opportunities RemArms creates across west Georgia.”

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D’Arcy went on to note that the tax breaks, along with subsidies and a friendlier political climate, all contributed to choosing the LaGrange location.

“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,” he said.

“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.”

In return for local support, RemArms has pledged to invest $100 million in operations at LaGrange and hire in “production, operations, engineering, and management … in HR, finance, and administration.”

“The Remington name has long been associated with great products, and I know they will continue that tradition and be very successful here,” LaGrange Mayor Jim Thornton said. “I applaud the partnership with Governor Kemp and the economic development teams at the state and at the city that help attract great companies to our community.”

The RemArms announcement comes less than two months after firearms maker Smith & Wesson announced it was moving out of Springfield, Mass., to Maryville, Tennessee.