New York Governor Cuomo’s response to the news of Remington’s “expansion” into Huntsville, Alabama: deafening silence. No surprise there. Big Green’s move south hits Cuomo on two key fronts: his administration’s middle-of-the-night suppression of residents’ gun rights and the ongoing, not-to-say unstoppable exodus of manufacturing from the Empire State. Which are now linked. Not that New York Republicans are making hay while the sun doesn’t shine. They’re keeping their mouths shut too, afraid that speaking-up for gun rights will queer their chances of reelection. Meanwhile, more news from Alabama that gunmakers are doing just fine, thank you very much. Check this from a Steyr Arms email blast . . .
Finally after months of hard labor, organizing, and moving, Steyr Arms has purchased and moved into its new 33,000 square foot facility in Bessemer, Alabama. The new facility almost doubles the size of our former location and gives us ample room for growth in the future. Although our old numbers are forwarding to us, please make a note that our new phone number is 205-417-8644 if you should need to reach us. (Yes, I am aware the footer shows our old phone number, but we are awaiting our IT department to make that change.)
“Steyr Arms is excited about its future plans and grateful for the thoughtful work the City of Bessemer has put into our expansion plan,” said Scott O’Brien, CEO of Steyr Arms. “Moving to a larger facility will enable Steyr to utilize the region’s talented workforce to increase our customer base and capacity to meet market demand. That could lead to even further expansions down the road.”
Cuomo’s New York should be so lucky. Actually, luck has nothing to do with it.