Setting the Record Straight: Is RemArms Closed, Bankrupt, or Thriving?

Adam Scepaniak
by Adam Scepaniak

After the IWA Show (Internationale Waffen Ausstellung – aka IWA OutdoorClassics Show) in Germany, there has been a lot of confusion as to whether or not Remington Firearms (RemArms) is in business or not?… If they were bankrupt (yet again) or still viable. This cloud of confusion was due to the closure of the legendary Remington Plant in Ilion, New York. Remington Firearms’ CEO jumped on an unlisted YouTube video that was shared through their email newsletter to set the record straight.

RemArms @ TFB:

The closure of the Remington Plant in Ilion, New York suggested to many that RemArms was done forever once again. This is not the case and RemArms wants to set the record straight. If you haven’t been updated on Remington Firearms in a while, here is a loose timeline of what has occurred and what they hope to achieve in the near future:

  • Late November 2023: RemArms announces closing of Ilion, New York plant (1 Million Square Foot facility)

    Considered “old, outdated, and cost prohibitive to operate”Consisted of 42 buildings; 22 of which were built from 1914 – 1916New York state legislative environment was not hospitable or conducive to work anymore

  • December 2023 – April 2024: Moving Equipment to LaGrange, Georgia ongoing

    Both the state of Georgia and the City of LaGrange have been tremendously welcomingConsidered a “Temporary Facility” for the time beingFully engaged in both manufacturing and distribution at this temporary facility

  • April 2024: 1st Week of April a cement pad will be poured on a cleared 43 acre site in LaGrange, Georgia
  • September 2024: Fully operational at RemArms Global Headquarters in LaGrange, Georgia

The closure of the Ilion, New York plant is complete, but moving the equipment into LaGrange is still ongoing. According to RemArms, the new LaGrange plant will be the new home of RemArms: “a modern, efficient and state-of-the-art facility for our firearms manufacturing, distribution, research and development and corporate headquarters.” The new RemArms global headquarters in LaGrange is scheduled to be fully operational in September of this year, and I will be one of many to state that I hope they are right. Remington is a legendary name in both ammunition and firearms, and we sorely want to see them continue on. Not just in name, but continue to carry their legacy of quality ‘arms for generations of people to come. As always, let us know all of your thoughts about Remington Firearms in the Comments below! We always appreciate your feedback.

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  • Dead Sirius Dead Sirius on Apr 14, 2024

    What could they possibly offer that isn't already available from a more trusted company?

    I've still got an old 870, but after my experience with a new VersaMax Tactical, they're not going to get any more of my money.

  • Glocker Glocker on Apr 15, 2024

    ME: Hi Remington, we bought 16 new police 870 shotguns, and the rear sights fell off 12 of them between the day we issued them to students on the 1st day of "Patrol Shotgun" class to two weeks later in some of their patrol cars, and we can't find the sights. Can we get replacements?
    RemArms: "No. We didn't manufacture those shotguns. We aren't honoring the warranty on them."
    ME: "Sooooooooo...
    ...are you saying our next order of shotguns will be Mossberg 590s?"

    They crapped on their "legacy" when I had that conversation with a rep over the phone.