Remington Doubling Work Force At Kentucky Plant

HICKORY, Ky. (AP) -- A well-known gun maker is expanding its western Kentucky plant, doubling the work force.

Governor Steve Beshear joined officials of Remington Arms Company on Tuesday in announcing the expansion of Remington's plant in Hickory.

The governor's office said the new construction is a $5 million investment in Graves County over the next three years.

Remington officials said they will move some rifle production from Connecticut to Hickory and add 100 jobs.

The company operates several rifle and shotgun plants in the United States and conducts its research and development in Elizabethtown, Ky.

The state provided tax incentives for the expansion.

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