Remington Arms lays off several workers due to low demand

The Remington Arm’s company in Graves County has laid off several of its workers.

A former employee told Local 6 roughly 75 so far have been dismissed. This employee, who wants to remain anonymous says, 40 from the 3rd shift, which is the midnight shift, roughly 15 from the second shift and another 20 from the 1st shift were let go on Monday.

Remington Arms is one of the largest domestic producers of shotguns and rifles. In 2010 they announced plans to add 30-thousand square feet to their existing facility. However, Mayfield mayor Theresa Cantrell confirmed with us through the plant manger, Tripp Ferguson, that production demand is down from 2013, and the layoffs have resulted from that. Ferguson says they hope these layoff are temporary to take care of the short-term drop in demand.

Our phone calls to the Remington Arm offices have not yet be returned.

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