Remington Arms Maker gets more time for Huntsville jobs...

Nov 3, 2018

Officials in Huntsville are giving a gun maker three more years to meet job quotas in an incentive deal. The Huntsville City Council on Thursday approved the extension for Remington Outdoor Company. The gun maker got sixty nine million dollars in state and local incentives when it announced the plant in 2014. In return the company was supposed to have hired six hundred and eighty local employees last year. The Remington plant makes handguns and rifles. Mayor Tommy Battle tells local news outlets that Remington has met its capital investment and payroll requirements, but has only hired about four hundred and fifty workers so far. The company, which emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization in March after shedding more than seven hundred million dollars in debt, now has until 2022 to meet its employment goal.