Bushmaster factory in AZ closing down

Steve Johnson
by Steve Johnson

Jim Shepherd reports

Recent moves to consolidate manufacturing and production processes include the Marlin impending relocation from its long-time home for a yet-undecided Remington location and the imminent closure and disposal of Bushmaster’s Arizona manufacturing facilities.

I said as much last month before withdrawing my statement. In retrospect I should not have withdrawn the statement, I confused the one factory for the other.

Steve Johnson
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  • Colin Colin on Jul 05, 2010

    Jim,the partisan drivel is coming from you. Democrats have controlled congress since 2006. What led to the financial meltdown was the Democratic push started in the Clinton administration to expand home ownership by mandating loosing lender criteria through Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to borrowers that previously would not have qualified for a home loan. In 2007 Mccain actually argued for increased regulation of these two Quasi government agencies but it was defeated by Democrats Barney Frank and Chris Dodd. Bush was not perfect, but neither are the Democrats. They pretend not to have ownership the meltdown but the fact is they do. Blame goes to both sides of the isle.

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