Kimber Moving HQ to AL

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  1. Gatoragn

    Gatoragn Well-Known Member Supporter

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    https://www.guns.com/news/2020/10/26/kimber-shifts-from-new-york-to-pro-gun-alabama

    Kimber this week announced the company's official headquarters has shifted to Troy, Alabama, where the gunmaker has been expanding in recent years.

    Founded originally in Oregon, Kimber called Yonkers, New York home for more than 20 years while quietly expanding operations to Montana and Alabama. Earlier this year, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a notorious anti-gun Democrat, issued sweeping stay-at-home COVID-19 mandates that did not recognize the firearm industry as essential with the effect of closing down Kimber’s Yonkers facility for a time, along with Remington’s Ilion, New York location.

    That may have been the final straw for Kimber, as the company announced Monday they are "hiring aggressively in all departments" to fill Troy's 225,000 square feet of space, which is "now home to industry-leading design engineering, product management, and manufacturing capabilities."

    Kimber says they are well ahead of schedule on hiring and interested in qualified applicants "across multiple positions and business areas including CNC technicians, machinists, quality control specialists, lean technicians, design engineers, compliance analysts, customer service representatives, materials planners, maintenance technicians, finishing operators, and assembly technicians."
     
  2. Rifling82

    Rifling82 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Good news! There are a lot of Gun manufactures in anti gun states
     

  3. BullMoose429

    BullMoose429 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I have no problem with leaving NY, but wouldn’t it make sense to move to Montana? They already have manufacturing there, it’s cheaper than AL or NY, the state is more pro gun than AL or NY, it’s a much better place to live than AL or NY, and most importantly the labor in Montana is gonna definitely be more skilled than in Alabama, and probably more skilled than NY- maybe I’m over thinking it, but I’d move to Montana
     
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  4. mrm14

    mrm14 Well-Known Member

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    Probably getting tax incentives from that state their moving to. Not like it hasn't happened before.
     
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  5. G66enigma

    G66enigma Well-Known Member Supporter

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    It's about time. I've long wondered about the sanity of any of the "gun" companies that remained in Illinois, Oregon, and the anti-gun North East states.

    Kudos to Kimber for opening their eyes. Hopefully they'll eject from every single such facility. Hopefully, so will every other arms maker.
     
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  6. Gatoragn

    Gatoragn Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Kimber already has a plant in Troy, AL also.

    "the company's official headquarters has shifted to Troy, Alabama, where the gunmaker has been expanding in recent years."
     
  7. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I recently learned that a large manufacturer of aluminum door frames, (~1,000 jobs) is moving from Oregon to Wyoming, lock stock and barrel.

    Reasons given were; "The political climate and taxes."
     
  8. BullMoose429

    BullMoose429 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    That’s makes sense then- I wasn’t aware that Alabama had a large gun industry