UPDATES (June 3, 2014)
Remington Outdoor Co. hopes to begin filling positions soon for its new $110 million production facility at the former Chrysler building near Huntsville International Airport.
Alabama Industrial Development Training (AIDT), which is providing pre-employment screening and training to Remington as part of an incentive valued at $15.9 million, is now taking applications on behalf of the gun and ammunition manufacturer.
UPDATES (Feb. 21, 2014)
For individuals seeking employment: Remington is working with their partner AIDT on all individual career opportunities in Huntsville. Further details will be provided through AIDT in the coming weeks and months. Any individual seeking additional employment information with Remington should contact AIDT: http://www.aidt.edu/
For contractors and suppliers offering start-up activities associated with the project: Remington has selected Burns & McDonnell to design and manage this project. Contractors and suppliers that would like to be considered for work should contact Keith Royston at firstname.lastname@example.org. The first step in the process will be registering on the Burns & McDonnell website to become a contractor / supplier. Those interested can go to the following link to begin the process: http://www.burnsmcd.com/Company/Supplier-Subcontractor-Registry
For contractors and suppliers offering ongoing / long-term services: Please contact Brad Cook for indirect work (email@example.com) and Bob Skinner for direct work (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Remington expands in Huntsville; will create 2,000 jobs in 10 years
The oldest firearms manufacturer in the country – Remington Outdoor Company – is adding Huntsville to its list of production sites.
Alongside Gov. Robert Bentley, Remington announced on Feb. 17 it would be expanding in the old Chrysler building in Huntsville and create more than 2,000 new jobs within the next ten years. Well over 150 community and business leaders came to the media conference held in the Chamber’s auditorium.
“With the acquisition of this facility, we plan to create 2,000 jobs in Huntsville over the next decade,” said George Kollitides, Chairman and CEO of Remington Outdoor Company. “This additional capacity is essential to fulfill demand and introduce new products. Having watched our company grow from 2,400 employees in 2008 to 4,200 employees by the end of 2013 - a five-year 75 percent increase - it is easy to see why we’re investing now.”
Following facility upgrades, ROC is expected to begin operations in Alabama within the next 18 months. Remington chose Huntsville over 24 other sites in its quest to find a suitable location for a 900,000-square-foot facility.
Said Bentley: “The Alabama workforce, our business climate and our quality of life continue to make Alabama extremely attractive to companies … Our relationship with Remington is just beginning, and I look forward to a continued partnership with the company.”
The facility will be undergoing modifications for the next 15 months, therefore the first wave of hiring will not take place for a while. When that time comes, AIDT - or Alabama Industrial Development Training - will handle the receiving of applications, screening applicants and training. Those interested should check www.aidt.edu for updates or call (334) 242-4158.
In 2013, ROC made significant strides including its ammunition facility expansion, firearm capacity growth, winning a multitude of highly competitive military and law enforcement contracts, launching its 1816 lifestyle brand, and introducing a series of exciting new products such as Ultimate Defense Handgun Ammunition and the 783 bolt action rifle. Bolstered by record sales, the company chose to expand operations to Alabama.
“We are capitalizing on this momentum by strengthening our positions across the board,” said Kollitides. “With demand for our products at an historic high and more new product launches planned for 2014 than ever before in our 200-year history, we are investing in the future.”
Last year, ROC modernized its production facilities, re-focused its research and development on customer requirements, and ensured consistent, high-quality manufacturing. Together, these advancements demonstrate a commitment to meeting customer demand. The Huntsville expansion provides for future needed capacity to support existing product demand and a robust new product pipeline.
Remington has 19 locations in the United States, and Huntsville/Madison County officials praised the company’s decision to expand to Huntsville.
Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle: “With news of this Remington facility expansion, we have yet another example of Huntsville fulfilling its economic development promise. Our workforce is among the best and brightest in the nation, and they deserve challenging career opportunities, along with the high quality of life Huntsville provides. We are thrilled to welcome Remington to our city and region.”
Madison County Commission Chairman Dale Strong: “Our pro-business environment, along with the region’s extensive manufacturing experience, helped us outmaneuver two dozen other states looking to attract Remington. This announcement represents new diversity to our local economy and will provide an array of opportunities for skilled tradesmen, engineers and support personnel.”