Remington incentives package finalized - WAFF-TV: News, Weather and Sports for Huntsville, AL

Remington incentives package finalized

Posted: Updated:
Commissioner Strong said Remington leaders are pleased with their future new home. Commissioner Strong said Remington leaders are pleased with their future new home.
HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) -

The Madison County Commission took another step to get ready for Remington on Wednesday when it approved a secondary agreement that finalizes the deal with the gun manufacturer. It is the last piece of a $14.5 million incentive package between Remington and a consortium of cities and counties.

The Huntsville plant hasn't opened its doors yet, but Madison County Commissioner Dale Strong has his eyes set on the future. Strong has no doubts that Remington will return all investments from the state and partnering counties.

"At full employment with 2,000 jobs, the salaries for Remington will exceed $105 million for 12 months," Strong explained. "They're investing another $110.9 million to tool this plant. Yes, we have claw-backs if they don't meet the employment goals, but I'll be honest with you – I'm excited about the future. Instead of claw-backs, I want to claw further forward to see what we can do to possibly expand Remington."

Commissioner Strong said he met with Remington leaders Tuesday and they're pleased with the building and doing what they can to speed up the process. "The big thing is making a couple of strategic hires to set the right team here in Madison County," he said. "Then, that team will set up a schedule working with AIDT, the State of Alabama, and making sure that the training is done appropriately."

Strong believes about 60% of the 2,000 Remington jobs will be people living in Madison County. The next-largest percentage of hires will come from Morgan and Limestone Counties.

Copyright 2014 WAFF. All rights reserved. 

  • Inside WAFFMore>>

  • In-depth

    In-depth

    Friday, May 16 2014 4:09 PM EDT2014-05-16 20:09:59 GMT
    Expansion announcement Jobs beyond the plant Gun laws a factorMore >>
    Expansion announcement Jobs beyond the plant Gun laws a factorMore >>
Powered by WorldNow

1414 North Memorial Parkway
Huntsville, AL 35801
256-533-4848

WAFF Is a Proud Member
of the Raycom Family of Stations


FCC Public File
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and WAFF. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.