MADISON, N.C. - Data released by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms for 2003 indicates that Remington remains the largest firearms manufacturer in the U.S. for the third year in a row, leading the categories of both rifle and shotgun production. Further securing its position at the top, Remington was also the largest exporter of shotguns in 2003 and was in a statistical tie as the largest exporter of rifles.
Remington garnered the title of largest U.S. firearms manufacturer in 2001, while making history as being the first long gun manufacturer in modern times to secure the top position. BATF data from 2002 showed Remington’s continued domination in the production of rifles and shotguns and remained as the largest firearms manufacturer.
In commenting on this data, Remington President and CEO, Tommy Millner noted, “I am pleased that Remington’s commitment to new product innovation, creative marketing techniques and a strong distribution system bore fruit for the third year in a row. We are, however, dedicated to further growth in the years ahead as the markets we serve demand further innovation.”
Remington Arms Company, Inc., headquartered in Madison, North Carolina, is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of sporting firearms, ammunition and accessories. The company employs nearly 2,500 worldwide and maintains facilities in Ilion, New York; Lonoke, Arkansas; Mayfield, Kentucky; Findlay, Ohio; and Elizabethtown, Kentucky.