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Marlin Firearms Calling It Quits....?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by xXxplosive, Mar 29, 2010.

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  1. xXxplosive

    xXxplosive Member

    May 25, 2009
    New Jersey
    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
  2. Robert

    Robert Moderator Staff Member

    Jun 7, 2006
    Texan by birth, in Colorado cause I hate humidity

    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.
  3. Coronach

    Coronach Moderator Emeritus

    Dec 20, 2002
    Duplicate, as cited above. And no, they're not going out of business, they're "just" moving the plant.

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