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Remington To Shut Down Massachusetts Plant

Firearms manufacturer will close its Gardner, Mass., plant by the end of this year; about 200 workers will be affected.

GARDNER, Mass. (AP) -- Remington Arms Company says it will close its Gardner plant by the end of this year.
 
The firearms manufacturer said Monday about 200 workers will be affected. Remington said some will move to other positions. Those who lose their jobs will be offered severance and outplacement and referral services.
 
Company CEO Tommy Millner said in a statement that it was ''a difficult decision'' but the company believes the consolidation will allow it to be more competitive ''in an increasingly demanding global marketplace.''
 
North Carolina-based Remington sells sports weapons as well products for the military, government and law enforcement.
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