Remington Terminates 585 Furloughed Workers

The company won’t offer severance or pay out vacation benefits.

In July, Remington Arms filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection for the second time in just two years.

On Sept. 24, Remington Outdoor CEO Ken D'Arcy sent an email furloughing more than 600 Remington workers in upstate New York. 

On Oct. 23, some 585 workers at the nation's oldest gunmaker were terminated. 

The United Mine Workers of America said workers will soon lose medical benefits, and Remington won’t offer severance or pay out vacation benefits. 

The Remington Arms plant in Ilion, N.Y., has been sitting idle for weeks, but hope remains for some workers. 

While Remington was sold in seven different pieces, the Ilion plant and other assets were sold to the Roundhill Group for $13 million.

Roundhill plans to restart production in New York, however, the initial staff will be leaner — around 200 employees.

According to the Associated Press, UMWA International President Cecil E. Roberts says the union is working with the new company on reopening, but the old, failed Remington “had one more kick in the pants for our members.”


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