Kimber America is opening a manufacturing facility in Troy, Alabama.
Remington also opened a plant in Huntsville and consolidated Bushmaster, DPMS, Para USA, and Remington R&D and manufacturing from separate locations to that single large facility.
My guess is that this is step one of a plan that will eventually lead to the closing down of the Yonkers, New York plant, and possibly the Montana plant and consolidate all engineering and manufacturing in a single location.
As much as I am wont to welcome another gun company to the south, and Alabama especially, I wonder how the employees at Kimber are going to take being relocated from New York City (Yonkers is not technically in NYC but is a suburb, just north of the Bronx) to southern Alabama?
There might be a bit of a culture shock there.
I’m curious if anybody wants to take bets how long it will take Kahr and Smith & Wesson to pull some to all of its engineering and manufacturing out of Massachusetts and head south?