It was less than two weeks ago that we posted that an unknown gun company was looking to possibly move operations to Mayodan, NC. We can now confirm that Mayodan is one of three possible locations for Sturm, Ruger & Co., which would confirm that the exodus of gun companies from anti-gun Connecticut is beginning to pick up steam:
Darrell Freeman of Madison, Brad Young of Reidsville and Steven Sherwood from Davidson County heard about the manufacturer’s request for interview applications from different sources. Freeman said his wife saw an announcement on Facebook, while Sherwood heard a television news report and Young saw it on a news media’s website.
The three new friends confirmed the company considering a Mayodan location was Sturm Ruger & Co. – a Connecticut-based corporation with manufacturing facilities in New Hampshire and Arizona. They also said Mayodan was one of three potential locations for a new manufacturing plant.
The Rockingham County Partnership for Economic and Tourism Development released information June 11 that a firearms manufacturer was trying to determine if Mayodan would be a good fit for a new location. The release requested people with manufacturing experience to send in resumes and contact information. Qualified candidates would then receive invitations to attend Tuesday’s interview sessions from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. or 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Freeman said the potential to bring new jobs to Rockingham County was great news.
“They told us it could be about a hundred jobs right off the bat and maybe more later,” Freeman said
Remington already has offices in Madison, NC, just 6 minutes up the road.
Dannel Malloy may go down in history as the Connecticut governor who demonized region’s traditions, caused hundreds if not hundreds of business to close, who killed off “Gun Valley,” and caused his state’s economic decline.
It couldn’t happen to a more shameless, posturing demagogue.