Remington and Bear & Son Inc. Strengthen Partnership
July 08, 2014
Madison, NC – Remington Outdoor Company (ROC) and Bear & Son, Inc. recently announced their partnership to manufacture a new line of collectible and functional cutlery products. The collection will offer all of the sleek design of a Bear & Son knife with the rugged durability that sportsmen have come to rely on from Remington. The line will be launched in August with the release of an updated version of the legendary Remington Bullet knife, which the companies have successfully manufactured together since 2006. In 2015, Bear & Son will become ROC’s exclusive licensee for cutlery.
“With a history dating back to 1920 of producing only the finest knives, it was critical for Remington to pick the right partner,” said Kevin Graff, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Business and Consumer Development, ROC. “The dedication, professionalism, and commitment to quality at every level of Bear & Son have become clear to us over the years of our collaboration. That is why we are excited to take our partnership to the next level – one that includes exclusivity in the cutlery space beginning in 2015.”
The line will offer several new and innovative products including an expansion of the Remington Defense Tactical Knives and some additions to the popular 700 and 870 Series. New knives will also be added to the popular Remington Sportsman Series.
The knives will be handcrafted at the Bear & Son’s plant in Alabama, where tooling, pressing, heat-treating, grinding, hafting, finishing, and assembly occur.
“Our factory is unique because of the extensive in-house work we do, from research and development to hand finishing,” said Ken Griffey, President, Bear & Son, Inc. “The methods we employ ensure that all of our knives are high quality, yet affordable, and our commitment to excellence is steeped in a rich family tradition of craftsmanship.”
“We knew that when Remington chose Alabama as the location for its newest plant, it would lead to economic development and progress for the people of Alabama,” said Governor Robert Bentley. “We have the best business climate and workforce to facilitate company growth, and we look forward to more collaborations and innovation from these two great Alabama manufacturers.”
About Remington Outdoor Company
Remington Outdoor Company headquartered in Madison, N.C., designs, produces and sells sporting goods and products for the hunting, shooting sports and self defense markets, as well as solutions to the military, government, and law enforcement markets. Founded in 1816, the Company is the nation's oldest continuously operating manufacturer. Remington is privately-held and one of the largest domestic producers of shotguns and rifles. The Remington Family of Companies has 23 locations across 14 states employing over 4,200 people and distributes its products throughout the U.S. and in over 55 foreign countries and includes some of the most globally recognized brands on the market including Remington®, Remington 1816®, Bushmaster® Firearms, DPMS/Panther Arms™, Marlin®, H&R®, The Parker Gun™, Mountain Khakis®, Advanced Armament Corp.®, Dakota Arms®, Para™ USA, Nesika®, Storm Lake® and Barnes® Bullets.
More information about the Company can be found at www.remington.com.
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