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Remington to Close Mayfield Operations

Remington Arms Company, via Facebook

  A Mayfield firearms plant will soon close its doors after 20 years of operations. Remington Outdoor Company announced Thursday it would be consolidating works performed in Mayfield into the company’s Huntsville, Alabama location.

The closure affects roughly 200 employees. Graves County Economic Development President Ryan Drane says he has already had calls from other companies looking to hire the Remington staff.

“We’ve had multiple announcements over the last 12 months of companies in graves county and here recently just across the region that are growing and expanding and just wanting to relocate here,” says Drane.

According to Drane, the economic development team, as well as local elected officials have been  on the phone with agencies across the state willing to aid in worker placement.

“We are here to let the employees know that they will not go through this process alone. We have a plan in place and we are confident that we can assist with placing them into other jobs at local companies,” says Drane.

An event is being scheduled next week to deal with rapid response planning which will offer workers insight into resume writing, interview preparation and additional skills training. Drane says details of the event as well as possible job fairs will be announced as soon as they are available.

“Employers know the skills and work ethic the Remington employees have and we are already receiving calls from them wanting to hire now. Two years ago, this would be a different story but we have multiple employers hiring in our community and we are confident that those employers can and will hire the displaced workers,” says Drane.

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Nicole Erwin is a Murray native and started working at WKMS during her time at Murray State University as a Psychology undergraduate student. Nicole left her job as a PTL dispatcher to join the newsroom after she was hired by former News Director Bryan Bartlett. Since, Nicole has completed a Masters in Sustainable Development from Monash University in Melbourne, Australia where she lived for 2 1/2 years.
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