The Remington ammunitions plant in Lonoke is back in operation, Remington Outdoors President Jason Vanderbrink told American Rifleman on Monday.
Remington Outdoors declared bankruptcy in 2020 after supply-chain issues made it difficult for the company to obtain the raw materials needed to fulfill its orders. Employees were laid off and production lines stopped.
But following the bankruptcy, Vista Outdoor, parent company of Federal Premium, purchased most of Remington’s trademarks along with the Lonoke plant, one of the largest ammunitions facilities in the country.
Vanderbrink told American Rifleman that production now is “flowing,” and Vista intends to prioritize the plant.
“You know what? I am sick and tired of not being able to find Remington ammunition on the shelves,” he said. “We are fixing that. American manufacturing is about to roar, and Remington ammunition is back. Our workforce is doing fantastic, and our raw material suppliers have really come through, so now, Remington’s going 24/7, and everyone will get to enjoy the quality ammunition that Lonoke makes.
“It took 205 years to build this brand, and we will never, ever sacrifice quality.”