We are all very aware that we are in the midst of a massive ammunition shortage. While we complain about the low availability of even the most obscure cartridges, Remington is working to meet the demands of shooters. Remington has announced that they are rebooting their manufacturing plant, Big Green, in Lonoke, Arkansas.
“Remington Ammunition, America’s outdoor brand known around the world for generations by outdoor enthusiasts for its iconic green boxes, today announced the much-anticipated brand homecoming and factory reboot at its Lonoke, Arkansas facility. Hundreds of American workers are now working around the clock under the highest quality standards to meet the ammunition needs of shooters and hunters across the country.“
The Return of Remington’s Big Green Ammunition Plant
Vista Outdoor, the new steward of Remington Ammunition and the Remington brand, took ownership of the “Big Green” Arkansas manufacturing facility last October after acquiring select Remington assets. Under Vanderbrink’s leadership, Remington has been working 24/7 to retool and reopen the plant, hiring hundreds of skilled American workers to revitalize operations.
“Today marks a historic milestone for our industry…I am joined by the hard-working crew at Remington Ammunition, the entire team at Vista Outdoor and outdoor and shooting sports enthusiasts across America in celebrating the rebirth and resurgence of Remington Ammunition,” said Vanderbrink.
“The shooting sports industry has experienced unprecedented growth and demand for high-quality ammunition, in large part driven by millions of new legal firearms owners joining our community over the last year. Our message to new owners and to our millions of die-hard Remington Ammunition fans is that our operations are in full swing, our quality control is second to none and our entire team is working tirelessly to make more ammo.”
To read more about what the company is doing to get ammo on the shelves, head over to Remington’s website. While you’re there, take a look at all of the different calibers and types of ammunition they offer. You can also follow them on Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and Facebook. Let’s all hope this shortage ends soon and that people who are hoarding the ammo will let up so that those of us who actually use it can get some.