Remington Corporation Moving to Madison County
From Madison County Commissioner, Dale Strong:
I am writing to share some great economic news for our community. Today, I joined with Governor Bentley, Mayor Battle and leaders from Morgan and Limestone Counties to announce a major new industry for Madison County. We announced that the Remington Corporation will soon join our community with a major expansion for their company that will bring 2,000 new jobs to Madison County.
I could not be more proud to have Remington in our community. They are one of our nation’s oldest continually operating manufacturing companies and their name is recognized around the world for the quality of their products and the workmanship of their people. The competition to bring them to Madison County was fierce. In the end they chose to be here because we are viewed around the world as an excellent place to do business. We have a positive business climate, a highly trained and productive workforce and we have shown we are willing to invest in the education and training programs companies like Remington need to prosper today and fifty years into the future.
Remington will soon occupy the old Chrysler Electronics facility on Wall Triana Boulevard across from the Huntsville/Madison County International Airport. This will return a shuttered facility back into operation and allow the company to quickly begin production and ramping up their employment. This facility will produce many different types of firearms that bear the Remington name as well as engage in research and development leading to new products and the innovations that Remington is known for.
This announcement addresses two of our long term strategic goals: It helps to diversify our economy into a new business area that is not reliant on federal budgets and it adds critical new manufacturing jobs to our local job market. That is important as we continue to create new jobs and opportunities for all parts of our population. Adding these manufacturing jobs will also help as we continue to pursue other manufacturers in the aviation and automotive arenas.
Madison County is already known for producing quality engines, pharmaceuticals, space and defense hardware and telecommunications equipment. Now we can add the Remington name to our list of corporate citizens and look forward to making some of the highest quality firearms for sportsmen, law enforcement and our military available anywhere in the world.
Our Commission and our community have made historic investments over the last year in our roads and our schools. This fact was not lost on Remington and will lead to even more positive job news in the days and months to come.
Thank you for allowing me to share this good news with you and know that if we continue working together Madison County’s best days are still ahead.
Dale W. Strong
Chairman, Madison County Commission