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Marlin Factory in North Haven to close in 2011

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Smitty in CT, Mar 25, 2010.

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  1. Smitty in CT

    Smitty in CT Member

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    Just saw on the news that the Marlin Factory will close down by 2011

    Didn't see all the details....

    So much for Remington "leaving them alone...."

    I'm sure there'll be lots more to come.....
     
  2. Smitty in CT

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  3. ArmedBear

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    Damn. No more Marlins.

    I might have to buy some more before they shut down.

    And no, I am not interested in anything coming out of the Remington plant.
     
  4. R.W.Dale

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    http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=513850

    dupe

    production will be moved to a facility in NC

    BTW if you attempt to discuss why this thread will become locked. Because you know politics have absolutely nothing to do with firearms, business or the state of the American economy as a whole.
     
  5. wrs840

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    Darn tootin'!

    I love Marlin. I love CT. I love NC. There's nothing concerning this story that's anything but sunshine and lollipops.

    What could possibly go wrong?

    Les
     
  6. Uncle Mike

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    You thought Cerberus, AKA the Freedom Group was as wholesome as mommas apple pie?

    Hey, Satan was the most beautiful angle in heaven also....
     
  7. hogshead

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    Well I guess the marlin will become the win of a couple a years ago .Buyem now while they are cheap .
     
  8. Uncle Mike

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    Are they saying that they are going to discontinue the Marlin line, or just move the operation south?
     
  9. hogshead

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    How far south?
     
  10. Uncle Mike

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    The rumor has it to be moved to North Carolina...???
     
  11. DIM

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    Mexico perhaps, where unions not so much demanding, its called globalization of the economy :evil:
     
  12. Abel

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    No, don't speak about unions & why Marlin made this move or the Moderators will shut it down. :rolleyes:
     
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    Cerberus Capital Management makes their move. It was just a matter of time.

    [​IMG]
     
  14. TexasRifleman

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    Maybe that's because no one really knows for sure what REALLY happened yet?

    Here's what Remington had to say about it:

     
  15. 22-rimfire

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    Not much reason to even have the thread if you can't discuss or postulate the reasons.

    I have been expecting some changes since Remington bought them out.
     
  16. DIM

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    Remington would probably come up with "New" model 7XX with lever action ;)
     
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    Or maybe it's just a way to get them a new modern plant with better equipment in a locale with lower taxes, in a state with a better economy.......
     
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    I'll be sure and personally visit the plant to make sure everything is running smoothly. ;) Not sure what to think of it yet...I like the idea of operations moving down here (undoubtedly because of the general lack of a union workforce = cheaper), but not sure how Cerberus plans to flub it up. :confused:
     
  19. MAKster

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    Marlins aren't disappearing. Remington is just going to build Marlins are another Remington owned plant that has excess capacity. I believe they already closed the factory that was making the NEF models.
     
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    Why not boycott smith & wesson for giving in to the clinton gun deal when remington & all others didn't. Oops we forgot about that!!!
     
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    How many members does THR have? If we all chipped in $100-$1000, could we buy it from Remington?
     
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    Hmmmmm?
     
  23. TexasRifleman

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    How exactly is it Satanic to try to control costs in your business by moving from one US state to another?

    Maybe I'm missing something.

    And, I haven't read anything about the State of Connecticut making any counter offers to keep the jobs there, have you? Tax incentives, etc? No? Why not? You would think the state would want to keep those jobs there..... or maybe since it's a gun company the state could care less? Lots of unknown stuff here to start accusing people of the Devil's work.
     
  24. earlthegoat2

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    Everyone is hyper sensitive about anyone losing their jobs these days.

    You know what, someone else is going to be employed just like the Marlin workers are going to be unemployed. After 4 years of unemployment and underemployment I would be glad to take their jobs.
     
  25. DIM

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    Look at TC when the S&W bought them last year, TC still producing their rifles, the ICON line, the Contender, Encore. Well they did add low line called Venture, plus few new calibers for their actions, but everything else seems the same.
     
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