NC town anticipates new Sturm Ruger gun factory
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EMERY P. DALESIO
AP Business Writer

RALEIGH, NC (AP) -- A North Carolina town already home to America's largest gun manufacturer expects to welcome another famous name in the business.

Sturm, Ruger & Co. is expected to announce Tuesday it will open a new factory in Mayodan to meet gun demands that have spiked since Congress and some states sought to toughen gun controls. The community is headquarters for Freedom Group Inc., which owns Bushmaster, Remington and other brands.

The plant is expected to employ hundreds of people in Rockingham County, where the unemployment rate is 10.3 percent.

Southport, CT-based Sturm, Ruger said last month it wanted to open its third factory in a former textile plant in Mayodan.

Connecticut's firearms industry has been embattled since 26 students and staff were shot and killed at a Newtown school last year.

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Just read the article and this is really great news not only for the county and state but for the people in the area. I'm a fan of Sturm, Ruger Co products. Years back, I bought one of their guns for myself and later bought one for my father. Why did I buy one of their guns? I looked at many gun manufacturers rifles and by far, they had the best fit and finish of any US company. It was very apparent that they take great pride in making not just a good product but a great product. I'd be willing to drive the 50 miles, one way, just to work for such a company and their products!

What great news for a major American company to be opening a factory in rural Rockingham county.
This is the result of a friendlier business environment not because some misguided kid with autism was forced into a public school situation.Then with the liberal gun grabbers not wanting a tragic episode go to waste used a one sided discourse to shape policy at several states levels.
My point is Ruger was leaving no matter what and without the business environment being created by McCory and the legislature they could have gone to Texas or anywhere else like a Whole bunch of California's and other states businesses have.
Let us treat them exceptionally well so the rest of the manufacturers in the northeast move down here. I would love to see blue collar folks in the middle of the state have someplace to work besides a chicken plant.
So say what you want about the "evil republicans" but I doubt that this firm would have moved here with the last administration still in place walking lock step with D.C.
I have sent e-mails to all of the Gun manufacturers in the Northeast Inviting them to move to a great state where folks are friendly and the cost of living is low compared to where they are now and have a community college system in place that can prepare the workers of tomorrow or re-train the workers of today.
We all should encourage every manufacturer we can to move their plant to North Carolina.
We have had almost a decade of unemployment at 7-10 percent wages are stagnant our taxes being spent at an alarming rate lets all try and do what we can to bring the state up not bicker about who is in charge while we do it.
We can make North Carolina a manufacturing power house once again we have the infrastructure in place from the textile industries that were run out of the country by bad government policy. Lets revitalize the entire state then you will see money in the coffers for education. You cannot build anything on a weak foundation. By this I mean borrowing from the federal government to run social programs to a point where we are broke. We in NC are in a position that we can have a working middle class again from the coast to the mountains. This is what will bring the people in this state up the social ladder in every category. And isn't that what we all want?

But we have too many inbred dumb asses like you who only care about guns.

Sadly, the Democrats and Liberals will not agree. I bet those who will be employed will share your sentiments.

Well said Sir, well said.

Very well said.

Nice factory jobs, doesn't compare RTP or movie industry, or marine sciences or, or, or... but hey, ye reap what ye sow, lol

Hundreds of jobs and 466,000 unemployed.

I'm not impressed yet - especially since this comp[any was going ot expand anyway

"Sturm, Ruger & Co. is expected to announce Tuesday it will open a new factory"

"Southport, CT-based Sturm, Ruger said last month it wanted to open its third factory in a former textile plant in Mayodan.

Connecticut's firearms industry has been embattled since 26 students and staff were shot and killed at a Newtown school last year."

And this goes to prove that increased DEMAND for a product is what's driving this - not reduced taxes.
(Although they did help)
No demand - no factory in NC

Vog