Saturday, August 10, 2013

Kahr Firearms Leaving New York And Jobs Behind Because Of The State's Oppressive New Gun Laws

The State of New York is losing many jobs as a result of the "unintended consequences" of the New York Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act of 2013 signed into law in New York State in January. 

According to information that has updated the company's press release, Kahr Firearms Group is moving to  Blooming Grove Township of Pike County Pennsylvania, to open a new manufacturing site and relocate the Kahr corporate office from New York to Pennsylvania. 

Kahr’s corporate offices are currently located in Rockland County in Pearl River, New York. 
Kahr’s plans include the purchase of 620 acres of commercial real estate from the Pike County Industrial Park Development Group/Business Development Corporation. The first step in the multi-phased plan will begin with site preparation and office construction as early as late this year. 

This will be followed by the relocation of company corporate offices and the research and 
development department. In the second phase, manufacturing operations will be expanded to the Pike County location to meet the increasing demand for its Kahr Arms, Thompson, 
Auto-Ordnance, and Magnum Research product lines. 

The Kahr Group of manufacturing plants, operating at full capacity, will continue production in 
their current locations in Worcester, MA and Pillager, MN. 

“We are grateful for the warm welcome and the business opportunity extended by the Pike 
County Industrial Park Development Group/Business Development Corporation to expand our 
company and relocate its headquarters office,” stated VP of Sales and Marketing, Frank Harris. 

“The Pennsylvania group has demonstrated tremendous support of our operations and Kahr looks to move forward with the project without delay. It’s good for our business and also for other businesses in the area as we build a long-term mutually beneficial relationship with the 
community. We anticipate generating significant numbers of revenue and jobs for the local 
Northeastern Pennsylvania economy with the construction of facilities, expansion of 
manufacturing, and need for local vendors.” 

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