Remington Arms Company Inc. COO Receives Special Recognition from State and Local Officials

August 01 2009

Madison, N.C. – Joseph Gross, COO Remington Arms Company Inc., was recently honored in a special ceremony sponsored by the Herkimer County Chamber of Commerce. Gross received special recognition from the Herkimer County Legislature and the state Assembly and Senate for fostering local and state relationships that resulted in Herkimer County’s largest employer adding more than 100 employees at a time when other companies are struggling to maintain a vibrant workforce.

“The people of the Mohawk Valley should be proud of the hard-working workforce that calls this region home and the product they produce,” said Gross. “The company has been manufacturing the same product for 193 years. That is a record that can not be matched by any other manufacturer in the United States. More importantly, that record shows that high volume manufacturing in the United States is possible.”

“Joe has worked tirelessly with local, state and Federal leaders to ensure continual growth and prosperity at our Ilion facility,” stated Ted Torbeck, CEO Remington Arms Company Inc., and Freedom Group, Inc. “This special recognition clearly demonstrates Joe’s commitment to Remington, its employees and the people of the Mohawk Valley.”

About Remington Arms Company, Inc.

Remington Arms Company, Inc., headquartered in Madison, N.C., designs, produces and sells sporting goods products for the hunting and shooting sports markets, as well as solutions to the military, government and law enforcement markets. Founded in 1816 in upstate New York, the Company is one of the nation's oldest continuously operating manufacturers. Remington is the only U.S. manufacturer of both firearms and ammunition products and one of the largest domestic producers of shotguns and rifles. The Company distributes its products throughout the U.S. and in over 55 foreign countries.

About Freedom Group, Inc.

Freedom Group is the world’s leading innovator, designer, manufacturer, and marketer of firearms, ammunition, and related products for the hunting, shooting sports, law enforcement, and military markets. As one of the largest manufacturers in the world of firearms and ammunition, we have some of the most globally recognized brands including Remington, Bushmaster, DPMS/Panther Arms, Marlin, Harrington & Richardson, New England Firearms, L.C. Smith, Parker, EOTAC, and INTC.