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Spokespeople from Remington Outdoor Company (ROC), formerly Freedom Group, announced this week that the company will be closing facilities around the country and moving operations to Huntsville, Alabama. The announcement comes several months after ROC CEO George Kollitides said in February that the company will setting down roots in the Cotton State with an investment of $110 million.
“Earlier today we announced the consolidation of multiple company plants into our Huntsville, AL facility,” ROC director of public affairs Teddy Novin wrote in a statement to the Flathead Beacon. “This was a strategic business decision to concentrate our resources into fewer locations and improve manufacturing efficiency and quality. We are working hard to retain as many people from the affected facilities as possible.”
According to Guns and Ammo, the affected facilities include:
TAPCO of Kennesaw, Georgia
LAR Manufacturing of West Jordan, Utah
PARA US of Pineville, North Carolina
DPMS of St. Cloud, Minnesota
AAC of Lawrenceville, Georgia
Bushmaster production from Illion, New York
Remington R1 production from Illion, New York
Montana Rifleman in Kalispell, Montana