Gun maker moves operations from New York to Troy, Alabama
Kimber Manufacturing is moving its corporate headquarters to Troy and will “aggressively hire” in all departments.
The firearms manufacturer last week announced it is moving to a new facility it built last year on 80 acres with more than 225,000 square feet of space, with design engineering, product management and manufacturing space.
The company, formerly based in Yonkers, N.Y., pledged two years ago to open a $38 million production facility in Troy, creating 366 jobs over the next five years, which Gov. Kay Ivey announced in her 2018 State of the State address.
In an announcement, the company said Troy was chosen for, among several reasons, its proximity to engineering schools as well as pro-gun, pro-business support from the city of Troy and Alabama.
Troy State University is located in the city. I started grade school in Troy. Also, my dad took me to see the first helicopter which was used to bring the governor to the city. I had fond memories of Troy.
New York appears to be a hostile environment for gun makers.