Remington Arms Offers to Use Its New York Factory to Build Respirators

ATLANTA, GA - APRIL 29: Custom Remington pistols are displayed at the 146th NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits on April 29, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia. With more than 800 exhibitors, the convention is the largest annual gathering for the NRA's more than 5 million members. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
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Remington Arms sent Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) a letter, offering to use its Ilion, New York, factory to build respirators during the coronavirus crisis.

KIRO 7 reported that Remington CEO Ken D’Arcy sent the letter to Cuomo, and to President Donald Trump as well.

D’Arcy explained that the offer opens up “approximately one million square feet of unused and available manufacturing space” to build respirators and other hospital necessities, the Ithaca Journal reported.

He wrote, “We would be honored to donate our facility to the production of ventilators, surgical masks, hospital beds or any other products mission-critical to the war on coronavirus.”

D’Arcy used the language Trump has used, framing the battle against the coronavirus as war. He wrote, “Ventilators are essential to winning this new kind of war and Remington stands ready to enlist in wartime production.”

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