Boozman Applauds Remington’s Commitment to Arkansas Economic Development and Recreation – SWARK Today
LONOKE, ARKANSAS— During a tour of the Remington munitions plant, U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR) applauded the success of the company’s Lonoke plant and its investment in the community.
“Remington has successfully overcome the current economic challenges to grow its business in Lonoke, employ more hard-working Arkansans and produce a great product that provides outdoor sports enthusiasts with additional opportunities to do what they love. Our state prides itself on providing world-class recreational shooting opportunities, and Remington will play a vital role in ensuring Arkansans have the resources necessary to continue this centuries-old tradition,” Boozman said.
US Senator John Boozman visited Remington’s munitions factory on Friday January 21 and learned about the manufacturing process from Kris Carson.
The factory employs over 1,000 Arkansans who produce millions of cartridges daily. Employees have significantly increased production since the start of 2021 and will continue to do so.
“Remington is also doing our part, working in overdrive to meet historic demand for Big Green ammunition. We have more than doubled employment, expanded supply chains and dramatically increased production. These increases will give consumers more ammunition. while supporting conservation through the Pittman-Robertson Wildlife Fund, a win-win for everyone involved,” said Joel Hodgdon, chief marketing officer at Remington.. “We are delighted to welcome Senator Boozman to Remington. His support of our employees and the industry is essential to our long-term success. The senator’s support for the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act is particularly timely given the influx of new hunters over the past 21 months. The legislation will expand conservation while giving state game managers more resources to restore and support healthy wildlife and habitat.
As a member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, Boozman champions the Recover US Wildlife Act to invest in conservation in Arkansas and to safeguard the long-term health of fish and wildlife habitat nationwide. He spoke in favor of the bill at a committee hearing last month.
The legislation is supported by more than 1,500 organizations, including the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, Arkansas Wildlife Federation, Ducks Unlimited and the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation.