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Outdoor company expanding outside NYS
Huntsville, Ala. (AP) The Herkimer County-based Remington Outdoor Company is opening up a new plant, but not in New York state.
Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley joined state and local leaders in Huntsville to welcome the company, which plans to open a new plant there.
At the announcement Monday, the governor said Alabama is a perfect fit for the gun manufacturer because of the state's commitment to business and economic development, as well as its conservative politics and unwavering support for the right to bear arms.
Remington CEO George Kollitides told the gathered elected officials the company plans to bring 2,000 jobs to the plant in Huntsville during the next decade.
Greg Canfield, director of the Alabama Department of Commerce, said the state began the process of trying to lure a major company to the state nearly a year ago and proposed nine sites to Remington in August.
A local lawmaker said the expansion should not impact jobs at the Remington Outdoor Company plant in Herkimer County.