Perhaps as a means to calm the masses or simply to satiate the huge demand for ammo, Remington has announced that they will be increasing production of ammunition at their factory in Lonoke, AR. While most firearms and related components are starting to find their way back to regular circulation, ammunition has been one of the last hold outs to fill demand and start a downward trend on retail pricing. While, you can now find .223, 9mm, and .22, it can still be a good hunt and a lot of times the price can leave a bad taste in your mouth, especially for those shooting regularly. You can find their full release below.
Madison, NC – Remington Arms Company, LLC (“Remington”) announced today its plan to expand operations at the Remington Ammunition Plant in Lonoke, Arkansas. Work on the expansion, which will include the construction of a new building, is expected to begin second quarter of 2013. The $32 million expansion plan is projected to be in operation by the second quarter of 2014.
“We are proud to provide job growth within communities that have supported us for so many years, while meeting the increasing global demand for superior ammunition products,” said Jim Grahlmann, Lonoke Plant Manager. “This expansion reinforces our commitment to deliver the finest quality products for our customers.”
“We continue to invest in all of our manufacturing operations because we are committed to ensuring quality, increasing product availability and improving on-time delivery,” said Kevin Miniard, Chief Operating Officer of Remington. “This significant investment in Lonoke is a testament to that commitment. Our customers can count on Remington to invest in its manufacturing operations in order to ensure that its facilities are state-of-the art and its employees are the best in the industry.”
The Remington Ammunition Plant, established in 1969, designs and manufactures leading ammunition products with superior craftsmanship. More information about Remington Ammunition can be found at Remington.com