Just recently, news broke that Remington laid off hundreds of employees at their Ilion, New York, plant. We’re seeing more and more of these stories today as a “post-election slump” continues to linger, but the actions of these major gun companies shows they’re concerned this “slump” may stick around.

We’ve heard that more cuts are being made at facilities other than New York, and these cuts are affecting higher level employees as well.

Remington has confirmed, along with several sources, a number of director level employees have been affected, and at least one VP has left voluntarily before the layoffs.

A statement from Remington reads:

Earlier today we made the difficult decision to release 34 employees across ROC locations.

These changes, while difficult, are necessary to ensure the Company’s long-term success in a rapidly changing marketplace. We are assisting affected employees through severance packages and other benefits to facilitate their transition.

As gun companies prepare to operate in this new lower revenue state of the industry, it should come as no surprise to see these layoffs continue.

  • Mark Lyons

    Maybe Remington sales are slowing because sportsmen will not support the outsourcing of previously made American parts for their firearms to foreign countries. For instance, not renewing their contract with Penn United in Butler, Pa.
    Remington reliability has begun to slip also. Coincidence? I think NOT. If you want to sell a quality firearm, it has to start with quality parts. The Remington reputation is quickly losing ground in an already highly competitive market.
    As evidenced by the article, upper level management will find somewhere else to lay the blame to protect their poor decisions.

    • riveruner

      The big law suit they just lost for their faulty triggers probably played into their layoffs also

      • John

        Faulty triggers? No! Just because there was a law suit and they lost does not prove they had faulty triggers. It does prove that years of bad press by the bias media does influences potential juries. The civil court system sucks!

  • Liquidator 2

    America for America !
    Forget out sourceing