Marlin Firearms Calling It Quits....?


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March 29, 2010, 01:02 PM
Marlin Firearms closing, 265 laid off
North Haven plant closing in next 18 months

Updated: Thursday, 25 Mar 2010, 11:20 PM EDT
Published : Thursday, 25 Mar 2010, 4:54 PM EDT

North Haven, Conn. (WTNH) - Employees at Marlin Firearms in North Haven just got word late Thursday afternoon that they will be losing their jobs in the next 18 months.

265 people will be losing their jobs. The layoff will begin in May and the plant will be closed by June of 2011. The company tells News Channel 8 that they are moving the work out of state.

Employees we spoke with say they feel blindsided.

"We had a meeting at 3:30pm. They gonna phase us out," said one employee who has worked at Marlin for 19 years.

Founded by John Marlin in New Haven in 1870, Marlin Firearms is now headquartered in Madison, North Carolina. In 2007, Marlin was sold to the Remington Arms Company.

The North Haven plant manufactures a variety of rifles

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Robert
March 29, 2010, 01:07 PM
http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=513850

I have not read the entire thread but I know it has been discussed before. From what I am hearing they are moving out of CT because of the anti gun climate and increasingly difficult business environment in CT. But from what I have heard they are not closing altogether.

Coronach
March 29, 2010, 01:59 PM
Duplicate, as cited above. And no, they're not going out of business, they're "just" moving the plant.

Mike

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