Having been ordered to shut down by Governor Cuomo, Ilion, NY based Remington Arms, makers of a variety of legendary firearms, have offered up their manufacturing facility to both Cuomo and President Trump to make medical supplies to cope with the coronavirus outbreak.
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In a video posted on their facebook page, Remington CEO Ken D’Arcy explains that Remington firearms have been used in every American war over the past 200+ years, and they aren’t sitting this one out. While recognizing this is a new type of war, D’Arcy says they have 1 million square feet of manufacturing and distribution space, and they are ready to get to work churning out whatever is needed to help hospitals. “We are standing by, ready, willing, and able to support in any way we possibly can. It would be an honor for our company to donate space for the manufacture of mission critical products, such as ventilators, hospital beds, or anything else deemed necessary.”
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Posted by Remington Arms Company on Monday, March 23, 2020
The Associated Press reports that Remington has also filed a request to be deemed “essential” so they could continue making firearms as well.