View Full Version : Oklahoma lawmaker inviting Remington to move to OKC



metro
01-28-2013, 10:13 AM
I read yesterday in the news that an Oklahoma lawmaker is inviting Remington gun manufacturer to move to OKC because of our business climate and friendliness towards guns after New York is getting unfriendly with gun makers. Could be another way for OKC to diversify our economy by inviting firearms companies located in hostile states.

http://kfor.com/2013/01/24/lawmaker-invites-gun-manufacturer-to-relocate-to-sooner-state/

Midtowner
01-28-2013, 10:21 AM
I don't think we're on their radar.

ILION, N.Y.: NY town defends Remington factory amid new gun ban | Nation | Macon.com (http://www.macon.com/2013/01/21/2324765/ny-town-defends-remington-factory.html)

metro
01-28-2013, 12:30 PM
Not much in that article that would indicate we're NOT on their radar. Sounds like typical political pandering from the local town Mayor to me, what's he gonna say, "We support our town's largest employer leaving?"

Of importance from the article:


"If I'm an executive at Remington, what's my attitude going to be toward the state that bans one of the premier products that I produce?" local Assemblyman Marc Butler asked.

Read more here: ILION, N.Y.: NY town defends Remington factory amid new gun ban | Nation | Macon.com (http://www.macon.com/2013/01/21/2324765/ny-town-defends-remington-factory.html#storylink=cpy)

BoulderSooner
01-28-2013, 12:32 PM
and nothing to indicate that we are ..

Midtowner
01-28-2013, 12:39 PM
How do you think the CEO of an international company, which by the way isn't HQ'd in New York, they just manufacture there, handles an unsolicited letter from an Oklahoman lawmaker (a creature of particularly ill repute) asking him to spend millions of dollars to relocate to a state which quite probably doesn't have the skilled workforce a gun manufacturer would likely require?

Dubya61
01-28-2013, 02:30 PM
How do you think the CEO of an international company, which by the way isn't HQ'd in New York, they just manufacture there, handles an unsolicited letter from an Oklahoman lawmaker (a creature of particularly ill repute) asking him to spend millions of dollars to relocate to a state which quite probably doesn't have the skilled workforce a gun manufacturer would likely require?

I see your point about an unsolicited letter, etc., but why do you say that Oklahoma doesn't have a skilled workforce?

onthestrip
01-28-2013, 03:50 PM
I see your point about an unsolicited letter, etc., but why do you say that Oklahoma doesn't have a skilled workforce?

Because we are one of the most uneducated and unhealthiest states..?

Midtowner
01-28-2013, 04:00 PM
Because we are one of the most uneducated and unhealthiest states..?

That's where I was headed.

Dubya61
01-28-2013, 04:17 PM
Education and health statistics don't necessarily correlate to an unskilled workforce.

Midtowner
01-28-2013, 04:53 PM
Education and health statistics don't necessarily correlate to an unskilled workforce.

At any rate, an unsolicited letter from a state legislator is probably not going to draw much of a response. This is more about a legislator self-promoting than anything else. You don't think these companies receive unsolicited marketing materials from various chambers of commerce on a fairly regular basis?

ou48A
01-29-2013, 10:12 AM
Oklahoma has more than enough people with the most important skills that it would take to build fire arms. Many of these people are considered highly skilled and make well above average wages for Oklahoma. The problem for a company like Remington is that they are already employed and extremely busy.

Bellaboo
01-29-2013, 11:26 AM
At any rate, an unsolicited letter from a state legislator is probably not going to draw much of a response. This is more about a legislator self-promoting than anything else. You don't think these companies receive unsolicited marketing materials from various chambers of commerce on a fairly regular basis?

Remington probably got 40 letters from across the country the same day.