I don't understand why Remington/Marlin/H&R/Private Equity Company would move the Marlin plant from a liberal, union, high tax, anti-gun state to a Right to Work Red (neck) state like North Carolina where people actually like guns.
Dan, can I quote your entire post on a couple other gun forums?Hi all,
I have been in Ct for almost 20 years with the past ten years as a GM for a mid-size (350 people) manufacturing firm. I have watched the demise of the CT manufacturing base. The state of CT has publicly announced that they want CT to be a service-based economy, so they are going to push for the insurance companies, etc.
Let's just keep our fingers crossed they stay in the US long term. With our current political trend, more and more jobs will move not only out of high tax states, but out of the country. As more taxes and regulations and less freedom of enterprise is forced onto companies, their management will move them to places where their variable costs are lower and less likely to increase dramatically. This is just a fact of markets and business. The more restrictive and regulated a market becomes due to government intervention and taxation, the more likely movement abroad is. We should be happy they are consolidating in the US. Don't be surprised if that doesn't change at some point down the road.