Skip to main content

Remington Offers Manufacturing Space for COVID-19 Products

Remington Offers Manufacturing Space for COVID-19 Products

Remington Arms has offered President Trump and Governor Cuomo one million square feet of free manufacturing space at its Ilion, NY, plant to produce ventilators, surgical masks, hospital beds or other essential coronavirus treatment needs.

Below are the letters sent to President Trump and Governor Cuomo from the CEO of Remington Arms:


Dear President Trump:

Firstly, on behalf of Remington Arms Company, I would like to thank you for your national leadership in fighting the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak across America. 


The Remington plant in Ilion, New York, has been in operation for more than 200 years and prior to the recent executive order by Governor Andrew Cuomo closing non-essential businesses in the state, we were employing approximately 800 men and women, most of whom are members of the United Mine Workers. 


The Remington plant in Ilion now has approximately one million square feet of unused and available manufacturing space. We would be honored to donate our facility to the production of ventilators, surgical masks, hospital beds or any other products mission-critical to the war on coronavirus. These products as you know are essential to winning this new kind of war and Remington stands ready to enlist in wartime production. 

Remington products have served in every major U.S. Military conflict since 1816. We are prepared for duty yet again and would be honored to work with you and Governor Cuomo to fight the war against the coronavirus.

Thank you very much.

Sincerely,
Ken D’Arcy
Chief Executive Officer
Remington Arms Company


CC: The Honorable Andrew Cuomo


Dear Governor Cuomo:

Firstly, on behalf of Remington Arms Company, I would like to thank you for your hard work and dedication to fighting the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in New York State. 


As you know, the Remington plant in Ilion, New York, has been in operation for more than 200 years and prior to your recent executive order closing non-essential businesses in the state, we were employing approximately 800 men and women, most of whom are members of the United Mine Workers. 

The Remington plant in Ilion now has approximately one million square feet of unused and available manufacturing space. We would be honored to donate our facility to the production of ventilators, surgical masks, hospital beds or any other products mission-critical to the war on coronavirus. As you have so accurately noted, ventilators are essential to winning this new kind of war and Remington stands ready to enlist in wartime production. 

Remington products have served in every major U.S. Military conflict since 1816. We are prepared for duty yet again and would be honored to work with you to fight the war against the coronavirus.

Thank you very much.

Sincerely,
Ken D’Arcy
Chief Executive Officer
Remington Arms Company

Current Magazine Cover

Enjoy articles like this?

Subscribe to the magazine.

Get access to everything Guns & Ammo has to offer.
Subscribe to the Magazine

GET THE NEWSLETTER Join the List and Never Miss a Thing.

Recommended Articles

See More Recommendations

Popular Videos

Cameras Don

Cameras Don't Lie: Subsonic 9mm vs. .300 Blackout

In this segment of "Cameras Don't Lie," a subsonic-ammo showdown, 9mm vs. .300 Blackout fired from AR rifles.

Guns & Ammo TV: Cameras Don

Guns & Ammo TV: Cameras Don't Lie: 9mm vs .45 ACP

The age-old question, 9mm vs .45 ACP. For some, this has been asked and answered already. For others, the debate goes on. In this segment of “Cameras Don't Lie,” competitive shooters Patrick Sweeney and Jim Tarr head to the range to put the vaunted loads on record, and then consider the footage.

First Look: Springfield Armory Model 2020 Waypoint Bolt-Action Rifle

First Look: Springfield Armory Model 2020 Waypoint Bolt-Action Rifle

At the heart of the rifle is the Model 2020 action which wish designed and built with very tight tolerances thanks to Springfield's technology-driven manufacturing capabilities The stainless steel action features an integral recoil lug, and pairs with a fluted bolt employing dual cocking cams and an enhanced extractor for high pressure loads. The blueprinted and precisely machined action allows Springfield to offer the Model 2020 with .75" MOA accuracy guarantee. Despite being a production rifle, the Model 2020 should rival more expensive custom builds.

Red vs. Green Lasers: Visibility in Bright Light

Red vs. Green Lasers: Visibility in Bright Light

In this segment of “At The Range,” Handgunning Editor Jeremy Stafford and contributor Patrick Sweeney compare the visibility of red and green lasers in outdoor, sunny conditions.

See More Popular Videos

Trending Articles

The Savage MSR 15 Competition is an out-of-the-box racehorse ready to help you win 3-Gun matches. Here's why.Savage MSR 15 Competition Review Reviews

Savage MSR 15 Competition Review

James Tarr - May 21, 2019

The Savage MSR 15 Competition is an out-of-the-box racehorse ready to help you win 3-Gun...

9 Commonly Misused Gun Terms How-To

9 Commonly Misused Gun Terms

Kyle Wintersteen

"Assault weapon." Sixteen-round "clip." A box of "bullets." When it comes to guns and gun...

Small, lightweight and purpose-built for sub-compact carry guns, Surefire's XSC pistol light takes on EDC illumination segment.Surefire XSC Micro-Compact Pistol Light: First Look Tactical

Surefire XSC Micro-Compact Pistol Light: First Look

Jeremy Stafford - September 10, 2020

Small, lightweight and purpose-built for sub-compact carry guns, Surefire's XSC pistol light...

The first in this new family of Springfield Armory rifles is the Model 2020 Waypoint, the result of years of engineering, testing and evaluation, combined with premium grade components found on rifles costing thousands of dollars more.First Look: Springfield Armory Model 2020 Waypoint Bolt-Action Rifle Rifles

First Look: Springfield Armory Model 2020 Waypoint Bolt-Action Rifle

Guns & Ammo Staff - September 29, 2020

The first in this new family of Springfield Armory rifles is the Model 2020 Waypoint, the...

See More Trending Articles

More COVID-19 Tracking

Due to COVID-19, the 54th Annual Daisy National BB Gun & Air Rifle Championship Match scheduled for July 2-6 is cancelled.Daisy National Championship Match Cancelled COVID-19 Tracking

Daisy National Championship Match Cancelled

Guns & Ammo Staff - May 11, 2020

Due to COVID-19, the 54th Annual Daisy National BB Gun & Air Rifle Championship Match...

It's no secret that the demand for firearms and ammunition have reached record levels due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the civil unrest in cities around the United States, and the prospect of an anti-gun president on the horizon. As with previous surges in ammunition sales, primers are the current weak link in the supply chain. After interviewing several manufacturers, Guns & Ammo has learned that the lack of primer supply is a part of what's preventing ammunition makers from meeting this unprecedented demand.Great Primer Shortage of 2020 COVID-19 Tracking

Great Primer Shortage of 2020

Guns & Ammo Staff - August 12, 2020

It's no secret that the demand for firearms and ammunition have reached record levels due to...

Five things gun owners should remember when fear empties a gun store's shelves.How to Survive Panic Buying COVID-19 Tracking

How to Survive Panic Buying

Brad Fitzpatrick - May 08, 2020

Five things gun owners should remember when fear empties a gun store's shelves.

How to improve your shooting while at home.Dry Fire Practice COVID-19 Tracking

Dry Fire Practice

Jeremy Stafford - April 22, 2020

How to improve your shooting while at home.

See More COVID-19 Tracking

Magazine Cover

GET THE MAGAZINE Subscribe & Save

Digital Now Included!

SUBSCRIBE NOW

Give a Gift   |   Subscriber Services

PREVIEW THIS MONTH'S ISSUE Arrow

Buy Digital Single Issues

Don't miss an issue.
Buy single digital issue for your phone or tablet.

Buy Single Digital Issue on the Guns & Ammo App

Other Magazines

See All Other Magazines

Special Interest Magazines

See All Special Interest Magazines

GET THE NEWSLETTER Join the List and Never Miss a Thing.

Phone Icon

Get Digital Access.

All Guns and Ammo subscribers now have digital access to their magazine content. This means you have the option to read your magazine on most popular phones and tablets.

To get started, click the link below to visit mymagnow.com and learn how to access your digital magazine.

Get Digital Access

Not a Subscriber?
Subscribe Now