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  •  Here is some more info on the town, & company (3+ / 0-)
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    Calls for Stricter Gun Laws Worry Ilion, N.Y., Built by Remington -

    The company is a rare economic bright spot in this part of the Mohawk Valley. The area has lost over 11,000 of its manufacturing jobs since 1990, or more than half, according to the State Labor Department. But Remington has added positions in recent years as its parent company consolidated production of other gun brands, like Bushmaster and Marlin, in Ilion.

    “Not only have they stayed, but they’ve grown,” said John Scarano, the executive director of the Herkimer County Chamber of Commerce. He added that the jobs at the plant were “not minimum-wage jobs — they’re good jobs,” and, indeed, many of the job postings on Remington’s Web site recently were for skilled engineering positions.

    Yet the talk of new gun laws, in a state that already has some of the most restrictive in the nation, has some people on edge.

    Workers Union reaches agreement with Remington Arms | NBC
    -WKTV News Channel 2 - Utica News, Weather, Sports - | Local News

    ILION, N.Y. - By a substantial margin, members of United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) Local Union 717 have ratified a new five-year agreement with Remington Arms that features significant improvements in wages and jurisdiction.

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