Griffo, Miller and Smullen statement on Remington Arms

Joseph A. Griffo

December 1, 2023

New York State Sen. Joseph Griffo, R-C-Rome, Assemblyman Brian Miller, R-C-New Hartford, and Assemblyman Robert Smullen, R-C-Meco, released the following statement regarding plans to close Remington Arms' Ilion plant:

“Remington’s reported decision to close its Ilion plant next year is concerning and unfortunate. This facility, which received investment from the state, employs many local residents. Unfortunately, like we have seen all too often in New York, burdensome regulations, crippling taxes and problematic energy and other policies continue to force businesses and companies to flee the state, taking jobs and livelihoods with them. We will continue to communicate with state and federal officials and work to help and assist the company’s employees and their families during this difficult time.”