Statement on Remington Arms

Jeff Bishop, Communications Director

October 1, 2020

ONEONTA, 10/01/20 -- State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I – Oneonta) today commented on the acquisition of the Remington Arms’ Ilion plant by the Roundhill Group, LLC:

“On behalf of the Mohawk Valley Nine, I have had a conversation with the new owners of Remington Arms and am extremely encouraged about the company’s future in Ilion.  The Roundhill Group is committed to restoring the Remington name and continuing the firearm manufacturer’s longstanding tradition of quality craftsmanship.  The company does not have major real estate holdings elsewhere and the owners look forward to continuing to operate the historic Ilion plant.  Within 30 to 60 days an initial recall of 200 workers is expected, and I would anticipate additional growth shortly thereafter.  I know personally the dedication and professionalism of our local workforce, and I expressed that to the new owners.

“I have pledged the support of the Mohawk Valley Nine and expect to hold a more formal meeting with the new owners shortly.  We stand ready to work with the Roundhill Group and will put them in touch with state and regional economic development officials to ensure future growth here at home in the Mohawk Valley.”

The Mohawk Valley Nine is comprised of delegation co-chairs Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I – Oneonta) and Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon (D/I-Utica/Rome), Senator Joseph A. Griffo (R/C/I – Rome), Senator Rachel May (D – Syracuse), Senator Jim Tedisco (R/C/I/Ref – Glenville), Assemblyman Ken Blankenbush (R/C/I – Black River), Assemblyman Brian Miller (R/C/I – New Hartford), Assemblyman John Salka (R/C/Ref-Brookfield), Assemblyman Robert Smullen (R/C/Ref-Meco).